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Wal-Mart must carry contraception pills

February 15, 2006


— The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy ordered Wal-Mart on Tuesday to stock emergency contraception pills at its stores in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts becomes the second state to require the world's largest retailer to carry the morning-after pill.

A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company would comply with the directive and is reviewing its nationwide policy on the drug.

Wal-Mart carries the pill only in Illinois, where it is required to do so under state law.

The unanimous decision by the board comes two weeks after three women sued Wal-Mart for failing to carry the drug in its 44 Wal-Marts and four Sam's Club stores in Massachusetts.


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