The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the birth control pill to be available over-the-counter.
Opill is the first nonprescription birth control pill in the United States.
Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research,
Today’s approval marks the first time a nonprescription daily oral contraceptive will be an available option for millions of people in the United States
When used as directed, daily oral contraception is safe and is expected to be more effective than currently available nonprescription contraceptive methods in preventing unintended pregnancy.”
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