AAP criticizes decision to limit OTC access to Plan B

12/8/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The AAP, along with other medical groups, said that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made the wrong call in denying Teva's request to make its Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive pill available over the counter to girls younger than 17. "It is our responsibility to protect the health of our teenage patients, and an unintended pregnancy can have significant implications for adolescents' physical and emotional health," AAP President Dr. Robert Block said.

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