Plan B


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Plan B

(plăn)
A trademark for a drug that contains levonorgestrel and is a form of emergency contraception.

contingency plan

A generic term for an arrangement made for a patient in the event that his/her original care plan fails or is unviable—e.g., either the care coordinator is unavailable or part of a care plan cannot be carried out on short notice.
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And on June 20, FDA approved Plan B One-Step as a nonprescription product for all women.
To understand why scientists believe that the IUD, Plan B and ella are not abortifacients, it is important first to understand the biology of conception.
In fact, studies exploring exactly this question have found that young women aged 12-17 are just as capable as older women of understanding the EC label, and can safely use Plan B on their own.
This ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights against the FDA for its failure to make emergency contraception Plan B available over-the-counter.
Five shares are maintained in Plan B for A's benefit from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2007.
At Plan B, the strategy is to limit vodkas to one brand in each category--call, premium and super-premium, says Golden, who concedes that he includes the brand's flavors in each category as well.
What followed was pure American politics, with indignant resignations, obfuscatory requisitions for unnecessary data, refusals by pharmacists to provide Plan B even on prescription, plus political posturing by Hilary Clinton, who refused to accept the new FDA's new commissioner until Plan B was approved--and its eventual acquiescence 3 years later.
Unlike RU-486, which terminates an existing pregnancy, Plan B prevents ovulation, making a pregnancy nearly impossible.
It's troublesome that any pharmacist responsible for dispensing Plan B over the counter could think that use of an emergency contraceptive could lead to an increase in STDs among young people.
However welcome this news is, over-the-counter access to Plan B is still denied to a vital subset of women: adolescents.
a fellow pro-abortionist, announced that they would refuse to confirm President Bush's nominee to head the FDA, Andrew von Eschenbach, until the Plan B pill was approved.
The new study's message--that Plan B merely hastens the end of a cycle and that this effect is short-lived--will be reassuring to many women.