PLAN B GOES OTC

ROCKVILLE, Md. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last month announced its approval of the emergency contraceptive drug, Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, for over-the-counter sale to women over age 17. Plan B will remain a prescription item for women age 17 and under, and must be sold from behind pharmacy counters.cies won't be able to carry Plan B," said Gary Wirth, director,

ROCKVILLE, Md. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last month announced its approval of the emergency contraceptive drug, Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, for over-the-counter sale to women over age 17. Plan B will remain a prescription item for women age 17 and under, and must be sold from behind pharmacy counters.

cies won't be able to carry Plan B," said Gary Wirth, director, pharmacy professional services, Ahold USA, Braintree, Mass., who was interviewed duri

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