News Release

Changes in emergency contraceptive fills after Massachusetts’ statewide standing order


Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The Massachusetts statewide standing order policy was associated with a 32% increase in emergency contraceptive fills at pharmacies versus comparison states. After the policy, fills for prescription-only ulipristal more than doubled and accounted for the observed increases in fills for emergency contraceptives.

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Dima M. Qato, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., email

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Media advisory: This study is being presented at the AcademyHealth 2024 Annual Research Meeting.

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