NPR logo

FDA Shifts on Morning-After Pill Prescription

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5596934/5596935" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
FDA Shifts on Morning-After Pill Prescription

FDA Shifts on Morning-After Pill Prescription

FDA Shifts on Morning-After Pill Prescription

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5596934/5596935" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Food and Drug Administration is once again considering whether to make an emergency contraception pill available without a prescription. The announcement came a day before a Capitol Hill hearing on the nomination of Andrew von Eschenbach to be the FDA commissioner. Two senators have put a hold on the nomination pending resolution of the emergency contraception controversy.