Judge Orders ‘Morning After’ Pill to Be Available Without Prescription

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The order overturns a 2011 decision of HHS to require prescriptions for girls under 17

A judge in Brooklyn has ordered the FDA to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription to girls under the age of the 17. CNN has the story:
This order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17 years old.

The FDA said it couldn't comment because it is an ongoing legal mater.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended last year that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter without a prescription in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States. Opponents of prescription requirements say prescriptions can delay access to the drug.
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