Plan B Should Be Over-The-Counter, Medical Groups Say

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shouldn't appeal a recent federal court ruling ordering over-the-counter sales of emergency contraceptive Plan B, medical groups said in a letter released Tuesday, arguing the drug is safe and doesn’t encourage risky sexual behavior.

The April 11 letter, whose authors include the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, comes with the clock ticking on a 30-day window for seeking circuit court review of a New York federal judge’s April 5 directive that...
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