Walgreens and CVS receive praise from Biden Administration after companies start sale of abortion capable drugs

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(Undated)  --  The two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. will begin selling abortion pills as soon as this month.  

Walgreens and CVS will start selling Mifepristone at certain pharmacies in states where it's legal to do so. According to separate statements, the two companies have both received certification from the FDA to dispense the pill. The chains, however, will not provide the pills by mail. 

President Biden released a statement based on the decision, stating "Today is an important milestone in ensuring access to mifepristone, a drug that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective for more than 20 years. With major retail pharmacy chains newly certified to dispense medication abortion, many women will soon have the option to pick up their prescription at a local, certified pharmacy—just as they would for any other medication. I encourage all pharmacies that want to pursue this option to seek certification."

You can read the full statement from the president by clicking here