Shippensburg University began dispensing Plan-B, the brand name for an emergency contraceptive pill that can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, in a health center vending machine three years ago. The vending machine didn’t receive much attention until last year, at which point the FDA contacted university officials to gather more information.
In a statement released to news outlets last week, the FDA announced that it will not be taking any action against Shippensburg University for the vending machine. Erica Jefferson, a spokesperson for the FDA, said in a statement, “FDA looked at publicly available information about Shippensburg’s vending program and spoke with university and campus health officials and decided not to take any regulatory actions.”
Sources: Washington Times 1/30/2013; ThinkProgress 1/29/2013; NBC 2/7/2012
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