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Perrigo Co.’s over-the-counter Opill gained a key recommendation from US regulatory advisers, paving the way for the birth-control pill to get clearance to be sold without a prescription.

Members of two Food and Drug Administration advisory committees voted 17-0 in support of using the progestin-only pill without a prescription, citing studies that support consumers’ ability to use the pill properly and touting its public health benefit. The agency isn’t required to follow its advisers’ recommendations, but often does.


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