Boots apologises after saying women might ‘misuse’ morning after pill if it cut price

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Boots has apologised for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to reduce the price of emergency contraception, which it sells for almost £30 per pill.

The high street chemist was criticised after refusing to cut the cost of the morning-after pill. It told the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) this week that making emergency contraception cheaper may mean it is «misused or overused».

The apology, made late on Friday night, came after the women’s parliamentary Labour party (PLP) had written to Boots’ chief pharmacist https://www.cialissansordonnancefr24.com/commander-cialis-5-mg/ to express «deep concern» about the company’s refusal to lower the price of emergency contraception.

It also came after people took to social media and called for a Boots boycott, with campaigners saying the company’s comments were insulting and sexist. Dr Sue Black, a UK government advisor, wrote on Twitter: «Disgraceful behaviour by @BootsUK please consider boycotting, I will be.»

Disgraceful behaviour by @BootsUK please consider boycotting, I will be #everydaysexism 😡 #BoycottBoots website

— Dr Sue Black OBE (@Dr_Black) July 21, 2017

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