FDA Weighs Over-the-Counter Plan B Sales

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Since the FDA agreed to review Plan B for over-the-counter (OTC) sale in June 2003, the agency–hostage to the conservative-religious political agenda–has gone out of its way to avoid issuing a decision. But today AP reports:

The government is considering allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to women 18 and older. The surprise move Monday that revives efforts to widen access to the emergency contraceptive almost a year after it was thought doomed.

See our detailed timeline tracing the brouhaha over Plan B (complete with politicized science and unwanted pregnancies!) here.

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