UK medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency approves over-the-counter contraceptive pill

UK – The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved a reclassification of HRA Pharma’s contraceptive pill, making it available to buy in the UK without a prescription. Following the reclassification authorization, the progestogen only pill containing 75 micrograms desogestrel will be available for women in the UK to purchase over the counter after a pharmacy consultation. HRA Pharma said it is also working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a similar switch and would become the first non-prescriptive contraceptive drug to be used…

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