Honeybee Health, a California-based online pharmacy, distributes drugs across the U.S.
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California-based online pharmacy Honeybee Health led the industry in supplying medication abortion in 2020. Jessica Nouhavandi, the co-founder, co-CEO, and lead pharmacist, unflinchingly rode the regulatory waves during the pandemic and when Roe v. Wade was overturned. Having been the first pharmacy officially cleared by the FDA to dispense abortion pills via mail, in 2023 it was also the first to satisfy new permanent requirements, continued to meet increasing demand, and kept its 36-hour turnaround time from prescription to delivery. Nouhavandi is clear: current legal challenges to medication abortion won’t slow her down. “There’s really not much that can shake us at this point,” she says. “We’re not going to change what we do.”

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