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FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
Date:5/1/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and older.

The move ends years of debate over the issue, and follows a federal judge's order earlier this month that the FDA make Plan B available to all women, regardless of age.

The emergency contraceptive is made by Teva Women's Health Inc.

"Research has shown that access to emergency contraceptive products has the potential to further decrease the rate of unintended pregnancies in the United States," FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said in an agency news release.

"The data reviewed by the agency demonstrated that women 15 years of age and older were able to understand how Plan B One-Step works, how to use it properly and that it does not prevent the transmission of a sexually transmitted disease," she said.

To prevent girls under the age of 15 from buying Plan B, the FDA said the product will bear a label stating that proof of age will be required, and a special product code will prompt such an inquiry from the cashier. "In addition, Teva has arranged to have a security tag placed on all product cartons to prevent theft," the FDA noted.

On April 5, Judge Edward Korman, from the Eastern District of New York, gave the FDA 30 days to remove age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception, such as Plan B One-Step. Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a doctor's prescription to get the pill, which typically works if taken within 72 hours after intercourse.

Other brands of emergency contraception include Next Choice and Ella.

The move is the latest chapter in a 10-year, controversial debate about who should have access to the drug and why.

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