Plan B: FDA Considers Putting Morning After Pill on Drug Store Shelves

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide today whether to switch the Plan B morning-after pill to nonprescription status for women of all ages -- a move that would land the emergency contraceptive on drugstore shelves alongside condoms, spermicides and contraceptive sponges. Currently women 17 and older can buy the high-dose hormone pill over-the-counter, but girls younger than 17 need a prescription. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. , the maker of Plan B One-Step, requested...Full Story
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