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a pharmacist woman consultSeptember 4 2017

Boots has announced it is starting to make available a cheaper generic levonorgestrel product for its emergency hormonal contraception service. It means it can offer the EHC service at a cost of £15.99.

 The announcement follows criticism some months ago about the price it charged, when competitors were reducing prices by not using branded medicines. Boots has now issued a statement saying: “We have listened to our customers’ feedback and we committed to sourcing a less expensive EHC medicine to enable us to make a privately funded EHC service more accessible in the future.

“We can confirm that four weeks ago we started the roll out of this service to 38 stores and have been offering it with a new, less expensive generic version of EHC (levonorgestrel) at a cost of £15.99; which reflects the cost of the medicine and the regulated mandatory consultation with the pharmacist.”

The company added that it has been working with the manufacturer to increase supply with the intention of being able to offer the generic medicine across all stores from October. “We wanted to be assured of supply and a roll out date before confirming this publicly,” it said.

“Boots will offer the generic version of levonorgestrel alongside Ella One, Levonelle and Boots Pharmaceuticals (Levonelle) options to ensure we can provide a range of solutions that are right depending on a woman’s individual circumstances and according to the guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.”

Link:
Boots statement               

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