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Canadian rollout of abortion pill stalls amid distribution confusion, lack of drug coverage

Mar 02, 2017 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

The Canadian launch of the abortion pill is proceeding more slowly than expected, with only five abortion clinics and a handful of big-city pharmacies across the country ordering the medication since its debut in January.

Abortion providers say confusion over distribution rules and a lack of public drug coverage are partly behind the sluggish introduction of Mifegymiso, a $300

pill combination that supporters hope will eventually make it easier for rural and small-town women to end t...