UK Women’s Health Professionals Join Growing Movement For OTC Oral Contraceptives
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.
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HRA brings needed expertise in OTC switches to Perrigo, which regularly is first to launch generic equivalents for brand switches but its name hasn’t been linked to submitting proposals for making additional drug ingredients available OTC.
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.
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.