Plan B “morning after pill” soon available over the counter photos/ mringlein/ 1403246089 photos/ mringlein/ 1403246089

There has been significant legal turmoil over the handling of Plan B.  And, most recently the Justice Department and President Obama have decided to allow this contraceptive to be purchased at the pharmacy without a prescription.

Plan B is a medication that prevents conception if taken within 72 hours after sexual intercourse.  This pill was approved in 1999 as a prescription-only product.  For the past ten years, the ruling allowing availability over-the-counter  to all ages and for purchase by either gender has been in the court system.   This pill will be available after one additional supplemental application from Plan B to the FDA.  Check with your local pharmacy for updates on this medication’s availability.

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