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FDA approves selling morning-after pill over-the-counter to girls ages 15 and up

Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will be made available over the counter to girls ages 15 and up.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will be made available over the counter to girls ages 15 and up.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the decision Tuesday evening, days before a court-imposed deadline.

The pill will now be available on drug store shelves and buyers will be required to prove their age at the register.

Earlier this month, a judge ruled that there should be no age restriction on the pill and gave the FDA 30 days to act.

The FDA said their decision was independent of the court case.

Click here to read the FDA's news release.

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