FDA OKs Over-The-Counter “Morning After” Pill

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Giving the green light to Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would allow the drug maker to sell its Plan B emergency contraceptive pill without a prescription to women age 18 and older.

The broadened accessibility comes after months of heated debate and could foreshadow Senate approval of Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach’s nomination as the agency’s head, a process that has been stalled due to the Plan B controversy.

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