Reaction to FDA OK of Plan B

1 decade 2 years 4 weeks ago Friday, August 25 2006 Aug 25, 2006 Friday, August 25, 2006 9:06:00 PM CDT August 25, 2006 in News

"We're not going to stock it, we're not going to dispense it," said Paul Vossen, managing pharmacist. "We didn't stock it when it was a prescription item and we will continue that practice in all of our stores. I think that that is just going to produce a lot more promiscuity."

Other critics of the FDA ruling said buying the morning-after pill could be as easy as buying a package of gum. However, Gene Forrester of D&H Drugstore disagreed because customers for the pill must be at least 18 years old.

"I wouldn't be able to sell that because it has to have an age on it," he explained. "So, I assume that it will always be kept behind the pharmacy counter and the person comes up and asks for it."

Forrester also noted the morning-after pill has the same hormone as traditional birth-control pills.

"It's just that the higher dose, given at that time and then repeated 12 hours later, prevents the egg from being fertilized or released," he said

Any customer less than 18 years old will still need a prescription for the morning-after pill. Nationwide sales are expected to start by the end of this year.

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