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Critics See Politics in FDA Rejection of Plan B Pill

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Critics See Politics in FDA Rejection of Plan B Pill

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Critics See Politics in FDA Rejection of Plan B Pill

Critics See Politics in FDA Rejection of Plan B Pill

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The Food and Drug Administration decides not to allow over-the-counter sales of Plan B, a type of emergency contraception, citing the need for more testing. Although the agency left the door open for a possible compromise, critics say the FDA's decision on the so-called "morning-after" pill was based more on politics than medicine. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.