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One year after FDA approves over-the-counter birth control pill, advocates push for more access

It’s been one year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill, Opill, and less than two months since it hit store shelves. Advocates celebrate its availability, but say access is still lacking in terms of cost barriers and insurance coverage.

Shortage of healthcare providers on Lombardo’s radar 

Nevada ranked 45th in the nation for the ratio of active physicians to the population in 2021, with 218 per 100,000 residents, compared with the national average of 272, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges. About 70% of the state’s population live in areas with a shortage of primary care providers, according to data from the state.

Who wants the U.S. Supreme Court to limit abortion pill access? Here’s the list.

Anti-abortion groups, attorneys general from 25 states and more than 140 members of Congress have signed on to dozens of briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court during the past two weeks, encouraging the justices to revert use and prescribing of the medication abortion pill mifepristone to what was in place prior to 2016.