While an FDA review board has said that Plan B, the currently prescription-only morning after pill, can be sold over the counter, it’s unlikely that we’ll see it on shelves soon. The New York Times is reporting that the FDA, which normally follows the recommendations of its review board, has asked for further testing. According to the article, “Advocates say that making the pill more broadly available will prevent unwanted pregnancies while opponents say it will encourage promiscuity and risky sex.” Promiscuity and risky sex, all rolled into one little pill? Sign me up!
Sigh. The whole thing sounds awfully familiar to me.