FDA is told to ease restrictions on morning after pill

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 27 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1313
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    The US Food and Drug Administration must make the morning after pill Plan B available over the counter to women aged 17 or older, not just those aged 18 or older, within 30 days. It must also reconsider whether girls and women younger than 17 can obtain emergency contraception.

    The 23 March ruling came in a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is based in New York but which works to advance reproductive rights worldwide, and was decided by Judge Edward Korman of the US District Court for the …

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