Rite Aid apologizes to N.J. man for refusal to sell him Plan B

    Rite Aid has issued an apology and promised to investigate a New Jersey man’s complaint that the store refused to sell him Plan B emergency contraception.

    Andrew Andrade, 25, filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union after a store in Jersey City wouldn’t let him by the product. A Rite Aid spokeswoman told NewsWorks the company’s policy is to sell Plan B to anyone over age 17 with proper identification, regardless of gender.

    “The incident you reported to the ACLU is being thoroughly investigated, including interviews of our store associates and management,” the company wrote to Andrade.

    Andrade said the Rite Aid clerk denied the purchase because Andrade is male, but a nearby pharmacy sold him Plan B without issue.

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