the pill


: a pill that a woman takes so that she will not become pregnant : a birth control pill
She is on the pill.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Testing fake pills, such as those meant to mimic Xanax or Adderall, is particularly tricky, as fentanyl can cluster in some parts of the pill but not others. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2023 PlushCare providers can prescribe birth control in the form of the pill, the shot, the ring, or the patch. Ashley Ziegler, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2023 In response, Justice Department lawyers pushed back against allegations that the approval process was flawed and said there is tremendous evidence showing the pill is safe - even when a doctor does not administer it. Perry Stein, Caroline Kitchener And Ann E. Marimow, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2023 Mifepristone's manufacturer, Danco Laboratories, joined the FDA in arguing to keep the pill available. Sean Murphy And Matthew Perrone, ajc, 16 Mar. 2023 In response, a Justice Department lawyer said there is tremendous evidence showing the pill is safe — even when a doctor does not administer it. Perry Stein,, 15 Mar. 2023 The judge is now weighing whether to issue a preliminary injunction blocking sales of the pill while litigation continues. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2023 If her life with her kids had been chaotic, hustling to survive in the pill mill economy and dealing with multiple arrests, her life without them was a black hole of shame and self-hatred. Kavitha Surana, ProPublica, 14 Mar. 2023 In late 2021, the agency eliminated an in-person requirement for getting the pill, saying a new scientific review showed no increase in safety complications if the drug is taken at home. Arkansas Online, 4 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The pill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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