After a years-long battle in the courts, Plan B-One Step is is now available without a prescription on pharmacy shelves.
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On Monday, the Obama administration announced it is ending its fight to keep age restrictions on the morning-after pill. The Department of Justice will no longer appeal the ruling by Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of …
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
The topic debate over abortion and contraception has fueled more than a few political and religious debates, but a recent investigation by the New York Times shows why morning-after pills have no place in that discussion.
Chips, soda, candy bars and … contraceptives?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers against using the emergency contraceptive pill labeled Evital, because it may be counterfeit and ineffective at preventing pregnancy.
The rate of women using emergency contraception in 2006-08 more than doubled, compared with the rate in the previous four to six years, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. So who is taking the “morning-after” pill?
The morning-after pill is approved for use as an emergency contraceptive, meant to be taken the day after unprotected sex, but a new study suggests women might be able to use it as regular birth control as well.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory group recommended that the federal agency approve a new form of emergency contraception that would work up to 5 days after intercourse, the New York Times reports. Plan B, the “morning after” pill that is currently available over the counter to women ages 18 and older, can only be taken …
Later this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to convene an advisory committee on reproductive health drugs to determine whether a new emergency contraception pill — that can work up to 5 days after intercourse — should be approved for the U.S. market. Yet the new drug, ulipristal acetate, which is manufactured …