Federal regulators Thursday approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill available in the United States, a milestone in decades-long efforts to make oral contraceptives easier to obtain, especially by teenagers and women who don’t regularly see a doctor.
FDA Approves Nation's First Over-the-counter Birth Control Pill
Approval of Opill comes 60 years after daily birth control pills were introduced in the U.S.
Health experts, citing the pill’s lengthy record of safety and effectiveness, have pushed for a nonprescription pill for years, but their campaign took on new urgency after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) last year struck down the fundamental right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade.
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