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FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive For Use Without A Prescription For All Women Of Child-Bearing Potential

Posted 20 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

June 20, 2013 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved the use of Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing potential. This action complies with the April 5, 2013 order of the United States District Court in New York to make levonorgestrel-containing emergency contraceptives available as an over-the-counter (OTC) ...

FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit

Posted 20 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 20 – The so-called morning-after pill, an emergency contraceptive, is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step. The move follows a decision earlier this month by the Obama administration to drop its effort to fight a court order that would make the contraceptive pill ...

FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription

Posted 30 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 30 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and older. The move ends years of debate over the issue, and follows a federal judge's order earlier this month that the FDA make Plan B available to all women, ...

Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

Posted 5 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 5 – A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" – an emergency contraceptive – available to all women regardless of age. The judge from the Eastern District of New York gave the FDA 30 days to remove age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception, such as Plan B One-Step. Currently, girls 16 and younger ...

Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC

Posted 14 Feb 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 14 – The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.2 percent of women in 2002 said they had used the pill, but between 2006 and 2010 that figure had jumped to 11 percent, which translates to 5.8 million women who ...

Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say

Posted 26 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 26 – Doctors should let their teenage patients know about emergency contraception, such as Plan B, and write them a prescription for it if they are sexually active, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The new guideline is an update to the 2005 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the largest organization of ...

'Morning-After' Pill May Be New Option to Treat Painful Fibroids

Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 – The morning-after pill may help shrink painful fibroids and relieve excessive bleeding, new research indicates. Fibroids are benign tumors that form on the wall of a woman's uterus; as many as 80 percent of all women may have fibroids. Many cause no symptoms, but one in four women experiences symptoms that are severe enough to require treatment, according to the National ...

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