Thursday
May 11
2017

Price of ‘exciting’ self-injectable contraceptive cut

The price of an innovative device which allows women to give themselves a contraceptive jab has been cut.

Sayana Press has mostly been used by women in developing countries, as part of a global push to expand access to modern contraception.

Working in collaboration with donor organisations has enabled the drug company Pfizer to drop the price from $1 a unit to $0.85 per dose.

The move comes ahead of a big summit on family planning in London this summer.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39849808 (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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Africa, drugs, family planning, global health, health care, pharmaceutical industry, public health, reproductive health, Women