Earlier today, the FDA approved the new Plan B One-Step, the first one pill dose emergency contraceptive
. The FDA has also finally expanded over-the-counter access to Plan B One-Step for consumers (men and women) age 17 or older; women younger than age 17 will need a prescription to obtain this new product. As per Denise Bradley, company spokesperson, “Plan B One-Step will be replacing the old Plan B
.” Women can now prevent an unplanned pregnancy
after contraception failure
or unprotected sex with just one pill
According to Amy Niemann, General Manager, Senior Vice President of Teva Women’s Health. “We’re proud to offer women this new, innovative emergency contraceptive option that builds upon the trust that women have come to know with Plan B.” The product will be available at licensed U.S. retail pharmacies within the next month.
Plan B One-Step Photo Courtesy of Teva Pharmaceuticals