Birth Control

FDA Grants Exclusivity to Plan B

Only company will be allowed to sell drug over-the-counter without prescription

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The manufacturer of the best-known morning-after pill, Plan B One-Step, has been granted exclusive marketing rights for three years by the Food and Drug Administration. The decision means that the drug maker, Teva Pharmaceuticals, is — for now — the only company able to sell the drug over-the-counter and without a prescription for all ages.