DOJ's Compromise On Plan B Access Justified, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (June 12, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice’s proposal to provide Plan B One-Step emergency contraception without a prescription complied with an earlier order to make levonorgestrel-based contraceptives available without age or prescription requirements, resolving a 12-year battle for OTC status.

The DOJ sent its letter to U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman on Monday, saying that it would no longer attempt to block an order directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide Plan B One-Step emergency contraception without a...
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Tummino et al v. Hamburg et al


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1:12-cv-00763

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New York Eastern

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Edward R. Korman

Date Filed

February 16, 2012

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