20 Democrat, 1 GOP State AGs Frame OTC Birth Control Within Protecting Reproductive Rights
Citing national uncertainty regarding reproductive health care – “ a time when reproductive rights have been curtailed across the country – state AGs urge FDA to approve OTC birth control proposal from HRA Pharma.
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