Plan B Ruling Curbs FDA's Power To Restrict Drug Access

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge's decision last week ordering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency contraception to be sold over the counter with no restrictions will rein in the agency's power to block certain consumers' access to drugs, experts say.

Last week, a federal court ordered the FDA to end its restrictions on levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptives, such as Teva's Plan B One-Step, ending a years-long struggle in what reproductive health advocates called a landmark decision. The FDA had limited over-the-counter sales of the...
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