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FDA Approves Teva Plan B for sale on store shelves

The FDA has approved one type of Plan B birth control to be sold over the counter without age restrictions.

July 24, 2013 8:12:38 PM PDT
The FDA has approved one type of "plan b" birth control to be sold over-the-counter without age restrictions.

The government granted Teva Pharmaceuticals the exclusive sales rights for three years. Its "Plan B One-Step" is starting to appear on drugstore shelves this week.

When the FDA rights expire, generic versions of emergency contraception also will be sold on store shelves, but only to those who are at least 17.

For now, generic Plan B pills will remain behind the pharmacy counter and sold without a prescription.

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