FDA To Consider First-Ever OTC Birth Control Pill

Axios reports:

Pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration on Monday asking to sell a birth control bill over-the-counter, rather than via prescription.

If approved, it would be the first ever birth control pill to be available over-the-counter in the U.S. The application was submitted just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, putting contraception access back into the spotlight.

“This historic application marks a groundbreaking moment in contraceptive access and reproductive equity in the U.S.,” Frédérique Welgryn, Chief Strategic Operations and Innovation Officer at HRA Pharma, said in the press release.

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