Saturday, June 18, 2005


Bravo New Hampshire:

New Hampshire on Thursday joined six other U.S. states in allowing pharmacists to dispense emergency birth control without a prescription, amid growing controversy over U.S. health regulators' delay in making a nationwide decision.


Plan B, the only marketed drug of its kind, can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse. Six other states -- Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, New Mexico and Washington -- allow pharmacists to write prescriptions for Plan B, either by taking a special course, or by working with a physician.

New York is considering a similar proposal.


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