Doctors Urge Over-The-Counter Birth Control At FDA Hearing

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should consider making a daily birth control pill available over the counter, a group of doctors and reproductive health advocates told an agency panel on Friday.

The group made its presentation to the panel at hearings held Thursday and Friday on a proposal to make more drugs available without prescriptions, including some that treat high blood pressure and asthma. Birth control is not something the FDA is currently considering under the proposal.

Elizabeth Dawes, a senior associate at the Reproductive...
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