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First OTC birth control pill in the US now available in some stores

For the first time, women in the US can walk into a store and buy a supply of birth control pills right off the shelf, without the need for a prescription or health insurance.

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First on CNN: First over-the-counter birth control pill in US ships to retailers, costs about $20 for one-month pack

Opill, the first oral contraceptive approved for over-the-counter use in the United States, will be available in stores and online this month, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.99 for a one-month supply and $49.99 for a three-month supply, according to Perrigo, the company behind the product.

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Amid measles outbreak, Florida ‘deferring to parents’ whether to send unvaccinated kids to school

Family physician and public health specialist Dr. George Rust has warned some of his colleagues about a potential measles outbreak in Florida “for at least the past year,” he said, because of the rise in vaccine hesitancy in pockets of the community.

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About 5,000 adverse events related to cosmetics reported to the FDA each year - agency updates its oversight

The US Food and Drug Administration receives about 5,000 reports each year about health problems related to the use of cosmetic products, and under a new law, the agency has issued updated instructions for reporting these types of serious adverse events.

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