By Elsa Heidorn
Laramie, WY – The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Plan B for over-the-counter sale. The so-called morning after pill is meant to be taken within 72 hours of intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Wyoming State Pharmacist Roxanne Homar says it will be easier for people to buy the emergency contraception but the drug still has restrictions on it.
"It's not going to be available where you could go into, say, a convenience store or something like that and take it off the shelf and purchase it. It will have to be purchased through a pharmacy," Homar said. No prescription is needed to get the drug at a pharmacy, but a customer must be at least 18 years old to buy it. Homar says it will take two months before Plan B is available in most pharmacies.