Archive for April, 2009

Missouri House OKs amendment to let pharmacies refuse to sell Plan B


The Missouri House has approved an amendment 115-43 to keep pharmacies from being required to distribute emergency contraception. The amendment states that a pharmacy can’t be sued for not carrying medication and that the state cannot revoke a license if a pharmacy does not carry certain medication. It specifically mentions Plan B. Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O’Fallon, argued […]

Is 17 too young for plan b?


Its interesting to note that when telling my friends about the fact that 17 year-olds can now get plan-b (emergency contraception) without a perscription several of them initially recoiled. It was an immediate reaction to the following thought process: – plan b – sex – unprotected sex – my daughter – NO! We understand. Here […]

17-year-olds in the USA can now buy Plan B without prescription


Today’s the Day! In compliance with the decision issued by Judge Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on March 23rd, the FDA will allow seventeen-year-olds to buy “morning-after” contraception known as Plan B without a doctor’s prescription–in other words, over-the-counter (otc). Men as well as women who are […]

Illinois Judge Puts Enforcement of Illinois’ Pharmacy Law on Hold


A central Illinois judge, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz, has placed a temporary restraining order on the enforcement of a state law that requires  pharmacists to dispense medications that may go counter to their religious beliefs. The state law has attempted to resolve the issue: should women’s health care be compromised because of a […]


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