Becker's Healthcare September 9, 2022
Mackenzie Bean

State abortion laws are limiting patients’ access to medically necessary drugs and hindering clinicians from using their professional judgment, four medical groups said in a joint statement Sept. 8.

The American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and National Community Pharmacists Association cited several examples in which ambiguity around the legal risks of prescribing or dispensing drugs that could be used to induce abortion has disrupted patient care.

“At some health systems and hospitals, we have heard reports of legal counsel, tasked with minimizing legal exposure for their...

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