FDA Urged to Let Abortion Pill Be Sold at Pharmacies

February 23, 2017

(STAT News) – The so-called abortion pill — now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals, and doctors’ offices — should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the US, according to a group of doctors and public health experts urging an end to tough federal restrictions on the drug. The appeal to the Food and Drug Administration came in a commentary published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Among the 10 co-authors were doctors and academics from Stanford, Princeton, and Columbia universities, as well as leaders of major reproductive-health organizations.

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