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With FDA approval, fight ends over morning-after pill

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/06/2013

Monte Morin

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step for use without a prescription or age restrictions, effectively ending more than a decade of legal and regulatory wrangling over the controversial morning-after pill.
In a statement, the FDA said its action complied with an order by U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York, who had openly criticized the George W. Bush and Obama administrations for imposing restrictions on the sale of the pill for political reasons.
Last week, Korman gave grudging approval to a proposal from the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to approve Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter sales, but not other versions of the drug.
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"With FDA approval, fight ends over morning-after pill", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 14/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/with-fda-approval-fight-ends-over-morning-after-pill