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FDA Delays Decision on Emergency Contraceptives

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FDA Delays Decision on Emergency Contraceptives

FDA Delays Decision on Emergency Contraceptives

FDA Delays Decision on Emergency Contraceptives

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The Food and Drug Administration is nearly three months behind schedule in deciding whether to let emergency contraceptives be sold without a prescription to women age 16 and over. Now two senators say they will not let the chamber vote on a new FDA commissioner until a decision is announced.

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