This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

January 1, 2007

FDA Approves Plan B's Over-the-Counter Sale

FDA Approves Plan B's Over-the-Counter Sale: "By the end of the year, American women will be able to walk into any pharmacy and buy emergency contraceptive pills without a prescription as a result of a Food and Drug Administration decision announced yesterday. The decision means women will not have to go to a doctor first as long as they can prove they are 18 or older to a pharmacist, who will keep the drugs behind a counter. Younger teenagers will still need a prescription, and the pills will not be sold at gas stations, convenience stores or other outlets that do not have pharmacists."

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