FDA OKs Over-The-Counter “Morning After” Pill

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Giving the green light to Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would allow the drug maker to sell its Plan B emergency contraceptive pill without a prescription to women age 18 and older.

The broadened accessibility comes after months of heated debate and could foreshadow Senate approval of Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach’s nomination as the agency’s head, a process that has been stalled due to the Plan B controversy.

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Case Information

Case Title

Tummino et al v. von Eschenbach

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Edward R. Korman

Date Filed

January 21, 2005

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