Judge Orders FDA To Take Age Restrictions Off Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Judge Orders FDA To Take Age Restrictions Off Plan B Emergency Contraceptive Pill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Saying the U.S. secretary of Health and Welfare acted in an arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable way, a New York federal judge on April 4 ordered the Food and Drug Administration to grant a citizen petition to make the Plan B emergency contraceptive available without prescription to women of all ages within 30 days (Annie Tummino, et al. v. Margaret Hamburg, et al., No. 12-763, E.D. N.Y.).

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