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Morning-after pill age limits struck down by judge

A federal judge in New York has reversed a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration that restricted the sale of the morning-after pill to girls age 16 and under without a doctor’s prescription.

The agency in 2006 approved over-the-counter sales of Plan B for adult women and by prescription for adolescents, but three years later was ordered by the court to make it available without a prescription for even the younger group.

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