Friday, May 07, 2004

U.S. Rules Morning-After Pill Can't Be Sold Over the Counter


A key part of this battle has been won. It is far from over.

The agency wrote that Barr had two choices to get its application approved. Either it can undertake a new study among girls 16 years old and younger to show that they can use the drug safely without the help of a doctor. Or the company must write a new label and construct a system that would allow women older than 16 to buy the drug over the counter while those younger than 17 would be forced to get a prescription.

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