Morning-after pill one step closer to store shelves
Posted at: 06/21/2013 11:57 AM
A morning-after birth control pill is a step closer to store shelves without point-of-sale restrictions.
The Food and Drug Administration officially approved an application from Teva Pharmaceuticals that will allow the company to sell its Plan B One-Step" to anyone regardless of age.
This comes after months of court battles and social and political debate over the medication. It's a pill that's taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It can reduce the chance of pregnancy by 90-percent, according to the company.
Companies that make generic versions of the pill will eventually be able to apply for FDA approval to sell their product without restrictions. Plan b one-step retails for about $40 to $50.