December 25, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it will overhaul packaging labels for the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B, that women can take after having sex to prevent pregnancy.
The federal agency said it will remove references on the contraception’s packaging that claim, without scientific evidence, that the pill prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in the womb.
The new labels are intended to further distinguish the emergency contraception – also known as the morning-after pill – from abortion pills, which end a pregnancy after a fertilized egg has implanted in the lining of a woman’s uterus.
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