FDA Allows OTC Morning-After Pill, Lifts Age Limit


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The Food and Drug Administration has lifted the age restriction off the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive, according to CNN.

Now, any woman who is able to bear children can get the contraceptive without a prescription.

This comes after a federal court ordered the FDA to make the pill available to anyone without restrictions.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Plan B One-Step was first approved in July of 2009 for use without prescription for woman age 17 and older and as a prescription-only option for women younger than 17.

In April 2013, the product was approved for nonprescription use for women as young as 15.

With Thursday’s approval, the product is now available without a prescription for the use of all women able to bear children.

Click here for more from the FDA.

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