quote:A federal judge on Monday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the Plan B morning-after birth control pill available without prescription to women as young as 17. The judge ruled the agency had improperly bowed to political pressure from the Bush Administration when it set 18 as the age limit in 2006. The F.D.A. has 30 days to comply with the order, in which the judge also urged the agency to consider removing all restrictions on over-the-counter sales of Plan B.
This sounds good for many. But making the birth-control pill available without prescription cal lead to abuse. However, this can also be good since you would not need to lose a cash advance to get a prescription from a specialist.
Actually, Wilma, this is an old post, so it's been available OTC for a little while now.
I would agree with you about the overuse thing, but one dose of plan B costs about 50 dollars, so it's unlikely that anyone would try to use it as an every day birth control. In the long run, it would be much cheaper to go to the doctor and get a prescription for one designed for daily use.
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