03 April 2009

Plan B to be available without prescription to 17-year-olds

Missed this news item from early last week; I must have been caught up in a whirlwind of film festival planning:

Concluding that the FDA in 2006 had been operating under the influence of abstinence religionists seeking to punish women for having sex (in legal terms the agency's actions were "arbitrary and capricious"), a federal judge has ordered the FDA to allow pharmacies to sell Plan B without a prescription to minor women who have reached the age of 17. The agency has 30 days to comply.

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