FDA approves first over-the-counter birth control pill, expected to hit shelves in 2024
The FDA has approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill, Perrigo’s Opill, clearing the way for consumers to easily access the contraceptive at drug stores, convenience stores and online.
The drug will hit shelves in early 2024, Perrigo’s global VP for women’s health Frédérique Welgryn said in a media briefing Thursday morning. Welgryn declined to comment on the anticipated price but said more information will be available in the coming months.
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