HHS overrules FDA, says no to OTC morning-after pill

WASHINGTON

The pill can prevent pregnancy if taken soon enough after unprotected sex. Currently, only those 17 or older can buy Plan B One-Step without a prescription.

The decision was surprising because her own experts were preparing to let it be sold on drugstore shelves like condoms.

Sebelius said she was concerned that young girls couldn't properly understand how to use it without guidance from an adult.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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