Global Industry Welcomes World Health Organization’s Call For Widespread Oral Contraceptive Rx-To-OTC Switch
The Global Self-Care Industry Federation (previously the WSMI) welcomes a call from the World Health Organization to make oral contraceptive pills available OTC.
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UK parliamentarians have added their voice to the growing calls for the MHRA to switch the daily oral contraceptive pill to OTC status. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the difficulties women face in accessing contraception, according to the politicians.
The UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists joins a steadily loudening chorus of organizations calling for the prescription-to-OTC switch of oral contraceptives.
Daily contraceptives and high-dose statins are two OTC categories that have future switch potential, according to UK self-care industry association CEO John Smith.