Boots frets over "inappropriate use" of morning-after pill

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The British pharmacist chain, Boots has apologized for the manner in which it handled a controversy over how much it charges for emergency contraception.

It faced a chorus of criticism after refusing to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill saying that it didn't want to incentivize "inappropriate use". It costs nearly £30 in Boots which is far more than most European counties**.

Some rivals have sourced cheaper generic alternatives and, in response to the furore, Boots now seems to have agreed to explore this option.

Boots chief pharmacist, Marc Danavan had released a statement saying, "we receive frequent contact from individuals who voice their disapproval at the fact that the Company chooses to provide this service".

So there you have it. Boots charges women way over the odds because some moralizing busy-bodies stick their noses in.

Boots claim the morning after pill is so expensive to discourage 'inappropriate' use | Metro News

**but not Ireland where prices seem to be similar
 


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To be fair. You wouldnt want to be taking the thing week in week out. Its designed for accidents.

If you are having unprotected sex accidents 12 times a year then you probably need a good chat with yourself.
 

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What a sad OP.

As 'Morning-After Pills' become cheaper and more widely available so they will become accepted as yet another means of artificial contraception.

So look ahead fifty or sixty years; in big chunks of Ireland the Irish are going to be an ethnic minority.
 

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Would saying that they are gouging people who might feel desperate enough to pay over the odds, sound any better
 
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What a sad OP.

As 'Morning-After Pills' become cheaper and more widely available so they will become accepted as yet another means of artificial contraception.

So look ahead fifty or sixty years; in big chunks of Ireland the Irish are going to be an ethnic minority.
 

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To be fair. You wouldnt want to be taking the thing week in week out. Its designed for accidents.

If you are having unprotected sex accidents 12 times a year then you probably need a good chat with yourself.
To be fair to whom?

And why would one not want to be taking it week in, week out?
 

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What a sad OP.

As 'Morning-After Pills' become cheaper and more widely available so they will become accepted as yet another means of artificial contraception.

So look ahead fifty or sixty years; in big chunks of Ireland the Irish are going to be an ethnic minority.
We have one of the highest birth rates in Europe.
 

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Yes, and it's exceptionally high for the western world.

But how long is it likely to last given the general shift in what is thought to be morally acceptable.
It swung to be significantly below replacement level for the indigenous population plus there is the immense problem of Gaels in the South waiting the longest in Europe to start having kids.
 

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What a sad OP.

As 'Morning-After Pills' become cheaper and more widely available so they will become accepted as yet another means of artificial contraception.

So look ahead fifty or sixty years; in big chunks of Ireland the Irish are going to be an ethnic minority.
I remember sharply rebuking masked up lads during the "Fleg Riots" that instead of burning down Alliance Party offices if they wanted to do something meaningful they should burn down Chemists hawking contraception because it was them much more than the APNI which took their precious fleg from them.
 

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The British pharmacist chain, Boots has apologized for the manner in which it handled a controversy over how much it charges for emergency contraception.

It faced a chorus of criticism after refusing to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill saying that it didn't want to incentivize "inappropriate use". It costs nearly £30 in Boots which is far more than most European counties**.

Some rivals have sourced cheaper generic alternatives and, in response to the furore, Boots now seems to have agreed to explore this option.

Boots chief pharmacist, Marc Danavan had released a statement saying, "we receive frequent contact from individuals who voice their disapproval at the fact that the Company chooses to provide this service".

So there you have it. Boots charges women way over the odds because some moralizing busy-bodies stick their noses in.

Boots claim the morning after pill is so expensive to discourage 'inappropriate' use | Metro News

**but not Ireland where prices seem to be similar
Don't be knocking Boots now. Badum-tish!
 

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What we need is more unwanted pregnancies!
Lots more catholics to protect us from the muslim hoards.
 

Mushroom

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It isn't very easy on the system. It is the equivalent of whacking a TV with your shoe to fix a problem
Mind you, if there was more whacking done, then there probably wouldn't be as much of a requirement for the morning after pill!
 

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Wascurito

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Yes, and it's exceptionally high for the western world.

But how long is it likely to last given the general shift in what is thought to be morally acceptable.
I can't answer that question since - to be perfectly honest - I don't know what you're referring to.
 

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There's no comparison there. Not even close.
Of course not! Everyone knows that the morning after pill is the dog's b0llocks.

Every bit as safe as drinking Lourdes water while wearing a set of rosary beads blessed by Matt Talbot.
 


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