Pharmacy access to Ulipristal acetate in major cities throughout the United States.

@article{Shigesato2017PharmacyAT,
  title={Pharmacy access to Ulipristal acetate in major cities throughout the United States.},
  author={Maryssa Shigesato and Jennifer L Elia and Mary Tschann and Holly D Bullock and Eric L Hurwitz and Yan Yan Wu and Jennifer Salcedo},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2017},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          264-269
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Ulipristal acetate (UPA) is a prescription emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). Despite the potential for UPA to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancies, a recent study in Hawaii demonstrated less than 3% of pharmacies stocked UPA and less than 23% reported the ability to order it. The primary outcome of our study was to assess the availability of UPA in a sample of large cities nationwide. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a telephone-based secret shopper study of 533 retail pharmacies… CONTINUE READING
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