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Health Canada eases restrictions on abortion pill

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights said Thursday it welcomed Health Canada’s announcement it was no longer requiring pharmacists to complete a mandatory training program before being able to dispense the drug.

“Having pharmacists complete a mandatory training program for every new drug that comes on the market is onerous and is ultimately defeating when it comes to having pharmacists actually stock and ultimately dispense that drug,” Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights said.

He explained he hoped this change would mean women would have more access to the drug, especially those living in remote areas.

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