A New York federal judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow the manufacturers of Plan B to make the emergency contraceptive available to 17-year-olds without a prescription. The judge also ordered the FDA to reconsider whether adolescents younger than 17 should be able to purchase the drug over the counter. The FDA's decisions limiting access to the drug were tainted by improper political influence and departures from the agency's own policies, the judge wrote.
N.Y. Federal Judge Overturns FDA Regulation on Sales of Plan B Contraceptive
New York Law Journal
March 24, 2009