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Boots faces morning-after pill cost row

BBC News

Boots has been accused of refusing to cut the cost of one of its morning-after pills for fear of criticism from campaigners. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which provides abortion care, wants Boots and other pharmacies to reduce the cost of emergency contraception Levonelle. Boots told the BPAS it wanted to avoid "incentivising inappropriate use". The company said it was "disappointed by the focus" BPAS had taken. Currently, the progestogen-based drug Levonelle costs £28.25 in Boots, and its non-branded equivalent is £26.75.


Boots staff 'harassed' by morning-after pill campaigners

BBC News

Boots has accused a pregnancy charity of encouraging the "harassment" of its senior employees in a dispute over the cost of its morning-after pills. Lawyers for Boots said the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) helped supporters to send a "torrent of personal abuse" to members of staff. Members of the public contacted Boots using an online form provided by BPAS. Boots has cut the cost of its emergency contraception following criticism from BPAS and some MPs. The pharmacy said it would offer a £15.99 alternative to Levonelle, which costs £28.25, and a Boots-branded £26.75 pill, from next month.



MedExpress in talks to deliver morning-after pill by drone

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An online pharmacy is planning to use drones to deliver the morning-after pill and Viagra following successful UK trials. MedExpress is in talks with the independent regulator for pharmacy services to dispatch medicines and the contraceptive nationwide. The company says the service will be particularly useful for people living in remote areas. They have offered assurances that the products will be delivered discreetly with purchases details blacked out on sales records and bank accounts. One challenge MedExpress faces is delivering medication safely and at temperatures that do not interfere with the drugs' effectiveness.


Morning-After Maids will clean up your filthy apartment and feed your dirty hangover

Mashable

Waking up on a Sunday morning after a banging house party the night before to be greeted by a beer bottle in the face and the dreaded realisation that it all happened at your place. In the smartest idea since actual sliced bread, two New Zealand women have created a service that is here to change your life. No more cleaning vomit off the back porch, no more dragging Wayne off the couch, no more morning-after clean ups through the haze of a deadly headache. The Morning-After Maids will have you sorted. Not only do they come and clean your destroyed house, they will bring you breakfast (McDonald's anyone?), painkillers and some morning love via the "hangover mascots," a.k.a puppies.