Push to lift restrictions on the pill

Pharmacists have asked health authorities to allow the pill to be bought over the counter without prescription.

But GPs are warning the pill is not safe for all women, and that medical oversight is still needed.

At present, only the emergency morning-after pill can be bought at a pharmacy without a prescription from the patient’s doctor.

In May, a Medsafe committee will consider a proposal from Green Cross and consultancy Pharma Projects to change that. Continue reading

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