Gov. Hochul signs order to authorize pharmacists to dispense contraceptives without a prescription

Women can now access oral pills, vaginal rings and a contraceptive patch without a prescription.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2024, 12:28 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a standing order on Tuesday to authorize pharmacists to dispense three different kinds of hormonal contraceptives.
Women can now access oral pills, vaginal rings and a contraceptive patch without a prescription.
Pharmacists may now dispense up to a 12-month supply of these medications without a prescription.


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