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Frequently Asked Questions by Consumers on Emergency Contraception/"Plan B®":

Q: What is the latest info on the availability of Emergency Contraception/"Plan B®"?

A: Plan B ® may be sold by pharmacists to any person (male or female) age 17 or over without a prescription. Plan B ® must be stored behind the counter, and the pharmacist must obtain suitable proof of age prior to dispensing to a patient without a prescription. Sales to persons age 16 or younger require a valid prescription.

Additional information, including the FDA’s memoranda of approval may be found here:


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