The drug was previously approved by just a handful of mail-order pharmacies.

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Walgreens’ parent company and CVS are the first major national pharmacy chains to say they will sell the abortion pill under the new rules laid out by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The new rules, which were issued Tuesday, allow any pharmacy to become certified to dispense mifepristone, which is the drug that blocks a hormone needed for a pregnancy to successfully take.

The drug is FDA-approved for use up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy.

The drug was previously approved by just a handful of mail-order pharmacies, and only certified doctors were allowed to prescribe it. It has, however, been FDA-approved since 2000.

On Wednesday, Walgreens – which owns Duane Reade – said it would only sell the drug in states where abortion is legal.

It did not offer a timetable for when it would start filing mifepristone orders.

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We intend to become a certified pharmacy under the program,’ a spokesperson for the conglomerate said Wednesday.

‘We are working through the registration, and necessary training of our pharmacists, as well as evaluating our pharmacy network in terms of where we normally dispense products that have extra FDA requirements and will dispense these consistent with federal and state laws.’

On Wednesday evening, CVS confirmed it will also ‘seek certification to dispense mifepristone where legally permissible.’

Other large national pharmacy stores chains like Rite Aid and Walmart are still reviewing the FDA’s new rules.

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