FDA Must Make Plan B Available To All Women, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must make Plan B emergency contraception available without a prescription and without an age limit, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday, saying the agency had acted arbitrarily when it restricted access to the drug.

U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman granted a motion for summary judgment to the plaintiffs — a coalition of reproductive health groups and private citizens — ruling the FDA had, based on an order from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, wrongly ignored its...
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