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The easing of various Health Canada requirements is welcome news. Of course, more work needs to be done to increase the pool of providers and ensure universal coverage, but positive progress continues and we hope to see a surge in availability throughout Canada.
Almost eight months after the abortion pill became available in Canada, three provinces have yet to decide whether to fund the medication, while three others have opted to provide only limited coverage, primarily for low-income women, according to a Globe and Mail survey.
Mifegymiso was approved in Canada two years ago, but women are still having trouble getting prescriptions for it and finding pharmacies that dispense it.