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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Plan B OK’d over counter for 15 and older

Less than a month after a federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter without any age restrictions, the agency said that it would allow one product to be offered on drugstore shelves — but only to those age 15 and over.

The agency said Plan B One-Step could be sold on shelves next to other family planning products such as condoms and pregnancy tests. Consumers will be required to show proof of age at the register.

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