FDA Panel Gives Thumbs Up To Over-The-Counter Abortion Pill
Key FDA Panel Wants It Available Without Prescription
View Source | May 10, 2023 2:05 pm
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- An advisory panel at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said that a decades-old birth control pill should be sold without a prescription, paving the way for the first over-the-counter contraceptive pill to be approved nationally.
- In a unanimous vote, the FDA advisers supported pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo’s request to sell its daily birth control pill, Opill, over the counter.
- The recommendation is non-binding, but if the FDA follows it, then Opill would become the first contraceptive medication to be moved from a prescription-only basis to the store shelves.
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