1st over-the-counter birth control pill approved by FDA

For the first time, an over-the-counter birth control pill has been approved for use in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday (July 13). 

The daily oral contraceptive, called Opill, will be available without a prescription at drug stores, convenience stores and grocery stores, as well as online, according to the FDA. Perrigo, the pill’s maker, anticipates that the contraceptive will be available for purchase from major retailers in the first quarter of 2024, according to an emailed statement from the company. 

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