CU Study Finds Pharmacies ID Customers Seeking To Buy ‘Morning After’ Pill

Researchers have found the "morning-after pill" is not always as accessible as the law allows in Colorado.

The Denver Post reports researchers from the University of Colorado medicine and pharmacy schools asked for the emergency contraceptive drug at 633 pharmacies across the state in 2014 to find out how easily they could buy it.

While 87 percent of pharmacies had the drug in stock, 42 percent of those kept it behind the counter, meaning in order to buy it a person would have to request it from a pharmacy employee, who sometimes had to unlock a cabinet.

More than half of the pharmacies that carried the drug — 56 percent — said an ID was required for purchase, despite there is no such legal requirement.