Plan B Birth Control Still Requires Prescription, HHS Says

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 2:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday declined to make Plan B birth control available without any restrictions over the counter, a decision that contradicted researchers and fellow regulators who backed expanded access to the contraceptive.

In a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius disagreed with the FDA's recommendation to approve Teva Women's Health Inc.'s application to sell Plan B One-Step as a nonprescription drug without any age restriction, writing that the studies the FDA relied on...
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