FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill; Set to Hit Market In Early 2024

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The Food and Drug Administration approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill July 13, giving the go-ahead for the sale of Opill, by the drug manufacturer Perrigo, without a doctor’s prescription.

The FDA’s decision is only for this pill, not other birth control pills. Opill will be available for sale early next year and will not have an age restriction.