The FDA May Soon Decide to Make Plan B Available Over-the-Counter
Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they will discuss making Plan B available without a prescription to women at least 18 years of age or older. Plan B can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. The announcement came one day before Acting FDA Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach’s Senate confirmation hearing. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) have vowed to block a vote on von Eschenbach’s confirmation until the FDA makes a decision on Plan B.