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Safety pill now being used for abortions

Source: The Standard

By Nasibo Kabale

Mon, July 17th 2017
A drug initially intended to save the lives of mothers by preventing blood loss during child birth is now being abused to procure abortions.

The drug, Misoprostol or Cytotec, taken together with aspirin, is intended to prevent the formation of ulcers in the stomach. This way, it is meant to offer protection to tens of thousands of women who lose their lives due to blood loss during child birth. But the drug that retails at Sh150 a pill in various chemists is now being abused by those seeking home abortions. While the drug is not sold over the counter in various reputable pharmacies in Nairobi’s Central Business District, a spot check by The Standard revealed that it was being sold over the counter in chemists on River Road.
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