HealthDay News — CVS and Rite Aid are limiting purchases of morning-after pills in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

To avoid a shortage, CVS is temporarily restricting purchases of the emergency contraceptives to 3 boxes per customer. The chain said it had “ample supply” of Plan B and Aftera (both levonorgestrel), 2 brands of the pill that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if a birth control method fails, CBS News reported.

“To ensure equitable access and consistent supply on store shelves, we’ve implemented a temporary purchase limit of three [boxes] on these products,” CVS told CBS News.

Plan B costs $49.99 for a single pill and Aftera costs $39.99, CBS News said.

Rite Aid is also restricting emergency contraceptive pills to 3 pills per order, while Walgreens told CBS News that it had no plans “at this time” to restrict sales of morning-after pills. Plan B pills are sold out at Walgreens.com, but are available in some stores. “Walgreens is still able to meet demand in-store,” a spokeswoman told CBS News. “At this time, we are working to restock online inventory for ship-to-home.”

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