Plan B Over the Counter: What are the Implications?

St. Louis Review reporter Jennifer Brinker recently discussed the implications of a recent federal court order requiring the FDA to make Plan B emergency contraceptives available over the counter to all girls 10 years of age and older with Theresa Prosser, a St. Louis professor of pharmacy and health policy. Prosser expressed concern that customers might purchase Plan B thinking it is harmless without getting any information about its how it works, or its potential mechanism of action. Since the drug will be available over the counter, she said, no counseling from a pharmacist would be required. For more on the interview with Prof. Prosser, click here.

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