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Morning after pill to be sold without age restriction

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A morning-after birth control pill is a step closer to store shelves, without an age restriction.

The food and drug administration officially approved an application today from Teva pharmaceuticals. That will allow the company to sell its "plan b one-step" to anyone, regardless of how old they are.

This comes after months of court battles and social and political debate over the medication.

The pill, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, can reduce the chance of pregnancy by 90%.

Teva will be the first company to sell the medicine, Generics will likely follow.

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