Plan B


Makers of the morning-after pill?basically a high-dose birth control pill that's only effective within 72 hours of unprotected sex, not to be confused with medical abortion drug Mifeprix?are planning to petition the FDA for over-the-counter status. This would finally make the drug useful to women: It's most effective within 12 hours of a slip-up, so that having to get it directly from a doctor is practically prohibitive.