Pleasure Without Responsibility: FDA Approves 'Morning After Pill' For Sale Over The Counter, Age 15 and UpSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 03:06
Pleasure Without Responsibility: FDA Approves 'Morning After Pill' For Sale Over The Counter, Age 15 and Up
By LAURAN NEERGAARD | AP Medical Writer | May 01, 2013 | 2:47am EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand - Plan B One-Step - and will let it be sold over the counter.
Today, Plan B and its generic competition are sold behind pharmacy counters, and people must prove they're 17 or older to buy the emergency contraception without a prescription. A federal judge had ordered an end to those sales restrictions by next Monday.