The daily business briefing: June 28, 2022

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1. CVS, Rite Aid ration Plan B pills as demand spikes

CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart on Monday limited purchases of over-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills as demand spiked following Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade's abortion protections. CVS and Rite Aid rationed the pills, limiting customers to three doses, while Walmart limited purchases this week but not orders shipping next month. The so-called morning-after pills, often known and sold under the Plan B brand, are intended to be taken up to three days after unprotected sex. They are different from medication abortion pills, which require a prescription and are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to terminate a pregnancy up to 10 weeks. Several companies market versions of Plan B priced from $10 to more than $50.

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