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FDA Weighing First Over-the-counter Birth Control Pill

Opill would become the first contraceptive pill sold OTC

U.S. health regulators are weighing the first-ever request to make a birth control pill available without a prescription.

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meet next week to review drugmaker Perrigo’s application to sell a decades-old pill over the counter. The two-day public meeting is one of the last steps before an FDA decision.

If the FDA grants the company’s request, Opill would become the first contraceptive pill to be moved out from behind the pharmacy counter onto store shelves or online.

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