Friday, August 24, 2007
Sales of Emergency Contraception Soar
The Associated Press reports (8/22):
In the year since it was approved for over-the-counter sales, the morning-after pill has become a huge commercial success for its manufacturer, but its popularity and solid safety record haven't deterred critics from seeking to overturn the milestone ruling.
The pill, marketed by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. as Plan B, was the focus of bitter debate for three years. After repeated delays, the Food and Drug Administration declared on Aug. 24, 2006 that customers 18 and older should be able to buy it in pharmacies without a prescription.
Learn more about emergency contraception (not to be confused with the early abortion pill).
Read a press statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. And from the RH Reality Check Blog: Plan B: Politics Over Science.