Black Friday discount for essential reproductive health supplies?

December 2021. Last week, a big retail pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom announced a 50% discount on emergency contraception pills during Black Friday.

The promotion has raised strong criticism from a number of organisations and Members of Parliament, who point out that essential women’s health products should not be used to make a profit. MPs and campaigners are now urging the company to keep the EC pill at the discounted price. Read more on BBC News or The Guardian.