March 3, 2006

Wal-Mart Pharmacies to Carry Emergency Contraceptives

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Friday that all of its pharmacies would carry emergency contraceptive pills, bowing to pressure from states seeking to force the world's biggest retailer to do so.

In a statement posted on its Web site, Wal-Mart said all of its pharmacies would begin carrying "Plan B" contraceptives as of March 20.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the company would not comment beyond the contents of the statement.