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Emergency Contraception Poses Difficult Dilemma


In February, FDA called a 3-month time-out when the deadline arrived for making a decision about changing to nonprescription status a levonorgestrel-only emergency contraceptive (EC) product (Plan B, Barr Laboratories). As the clock ticks toward the new mid-May deadline, pressure is building on the Bush administration, with proponents and opponents presenting their cases.


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