FDA finally approves Plan B—but with restrictionsBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7566.461 (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:461
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
The US Food and Drug Administration has finally approved the emergency contraceptive Plan B for sale over the counter to women aged 18 or over.
Plan B is a two pill, high dose regimen of the oral contraceptive levonorgestrel. It is about 90% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
Plan B will be available towards …