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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A drug maker and a charity organization are donating $3 million in contraceptives to uninsured women.
Teva Pharmaceuticals and Direct Relief USA announced the donation of 5,000 units of the intrauterine contraceptive ParaGard to clinics and health centers serving low-income people, including the EXCELth Family Health Center in New Orleans.
"Many of our clients desire effective family planning methods, but due to economic burdens, are unable to afford contraception," EXCELth medical director Monir Shalaby said. "Having this resource will greatly improve our ability to deliver holistic care and will enable patients to implement effective family planning."