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Walgreens plans to seek certification to begin providing abortion pills under new Food and Drug Administration rules that allow the drugs to be distributed by retail pharmacies, the company told STAT on Wednesday. 

“We are working through the registration, necessary training of our pharmacists, as well as evaluating our pharmacy network in terms of where we normally dispense products that have extra FDA requirements and will dispense these consistent with federal and state laws,” Fraser Engerman, a spokesperson for Walgreens, said in an email. 


On Tuesday, the FDA finalized a rule that would let many retail pharmacies distribute the drug mifepristone, which is approved to end pregnancies through 10 weeks when taken with another drug, misoprostol.

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