Plan B under review again by the FDA

In light of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) July 31, 2006 announcement that it is proceeding to work toward making emergency contraception, known as Plan B, a non-prescription product for women ages 18 and older, two UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical faculty members answer questions about the contraceptive and surrounding policy issues. Lorie Rice, MPH, is an expert on pharmacy law and ethics, and Shareen El-Ibiary, PharmD, is an expert on women's health. Nine states, including California, currently allow the dispensing of Plan B without a prescription.

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