FDA debating over-the-counter morning after pill

December 7, 2011 9:53:50 AM PST
The Food and Drug Administration is deciding today whether to end the age restriction on who can buy the emergency Plan B contraceptive pill.

Currently, only women 17 and older can buy the "morning after" pill without a prescription in many pharmacies. The FDA could allow the pill to be moved from behind the counter out to store shelves. Opponents say they're concerned Plan B could prevent parents from adequately monitoring their teens' behavior.

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