Health is asking pharmacists | CVS Requests Proof of Drugs With Potential for Abortion Use

In some areas, CVS Health is asking pharmacists to confirm that a few of the medicines they fill won't be used to stop a pregnancy.



In some areas, CVS Health is asking pharmacists to confirm that a few of the medicines they fill won't be used to stop a pregnancy.


According to a spokeswoman, the drugstore chain just recently began doing this for misoprostol and methotrexate, two medications used to induce abortions but also used to treat other diseases.


According to spokesman Mike DeAngelis, the policy went into effect in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Texas during the first week of July.

Following last month's rejection of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that had established a constitutional right to abortion, the drugstore chain made its plea. The decision is anticipated to result in abortion restrictions in around half of the states.


DeAngelis claimed that state rules that prohibit the sale of drugs used during abortions have compelled the business to begin the validations. He pointed out that some laws carry harsh criminal punishments.


The Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based drugstore company is requesting assistance from healthcare professionals by requesting that their diagnoses be written on the prescriptions.


DeAngelis stated that CVS Health will still fill prescriptions for ectopic pregnancies, which develop outside the womb and are not viable pregnancies, or losses.

In an email, DeAngelis stated, "We will continue to focus on providing treatment to our patients while complying with state laws and federal guidelines that continue to evolve."


The Supreme Court's ruling has thrust pharmacists into the center of a heated national discussion. The Biden administration sent a warning to pharmacies earlier this month asking them not to discriminate against women when filling prescriptions.


The administration stated that one instance of discrimination could be when a pharmacy declines to fill a prescription for misoprostol that was written to treat a serious stomach ulcer.


According to the Mayo Clinic, methotrexate is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and several malignancies.


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