Previously, the pill required a prescription for girls aged 16 or under. In 2011, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a controversial move, blocking an FDA recommendation that the pill be available over-the-counter to anyone.
8:57 // 8 months ago
» Time for Plan C: The manufacturer of the drug, Teva Women’s Health (unrelated to the sandal manufacturer), had requested FDA approval to allow unrestricted, over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step (currently, girls below the age of 17 must obtain a prescription before purchasing the drug). The FDA approved it, but Sebelius, citing “significant cognitive and behavioral differences between older adolescent girls and the youngest girls of reproductive age,” ordered the FDA to revoke its approval.
18:40 // 2 years ago