Pharmacy companies such as Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid are reportedly putting a cap on the number of morning-after birth control pills each consumer can buy in the US, in the wake of the supreme court’s decision overturning Roe v Wade.
Meanwhile, online retailer Amazon has placed a temporary limit of three units a week on emergency contraception pills, the company said.
Walmart put a cap of four or six units of their morning-after pills for orders scheduled for delivery through the end of the month, but no such caps exist for deliveries beginning in July.
A Walmart representative said, “during times of fluctuating demand” their limits for online purchases change. They added that there is an online limit the store has to prevent people from stockpiling and re-selling their products for a higher price. No such limit exists in stores, but store managers can make that decision to ensure availability of the products.
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