Bush Lauds Tougher Access To "Morning After" Pill

By Erin Marie Daly (August 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mulls broadened accessibility to Barr Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Plan B contraceptive, U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday he supports tightening restrictions on the "morning after" pill for minors, marking his first public statement regarding the controversial issue.

While Bush said that he supports plans by Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach to greenlight sales of Plan B without a prescription, he said he believes minors should be required to have a prescription to obtain the drug.

"I believe that Plan B...ought to require a prescription for minors. That's what I believe," Bush said...

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