Future of America's most popular emergency contraception is complicated by misinformation

At a moment when half of US states stand poised to outlaw or sharply curtail abortion services, the last-ditch pill for women aiming to stave off an unwanted pregnancy rests in the unlikely stewardship of two private equity firms whose varied investment portfolios include Italian foods, vineyard management and children’s cough medicine.Kelso & Co. and Juggernaut Capital Partners bought Plan B One-Step from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for $675 million in 2017 as the Israeli-based pharmaceutical giant was selling off its global women’s health business. In the years since, the drug has become America’s most widely used over-the-counter emergency contraception and — at an average cost of $45 per

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