Monday, June 14, 2004

From the Australian:
Pro-lifers back pill U-turn
RIGHT to Life Australia (RLA) has welcomed reports the morning after pill could become a prescription-only drug again.

It said pharmacists had reported alarming increases in requests for the morning-after pill, mostly from teenagers.

RLA president Margaret Tighe today said giving young women unfettered access to a powerful hormonal substance was irresponsible.

"This (making the pill available) has been the most irresponsible act on the part of those in authority," she said.

(Editor's note: Not specifically a Canadian pharmacy story, but it does give insight into what has happened in a country that has made the morning after pill an OTC item, which is being proposed in Canada.)

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