People in New Zealand will now be able to buy oral contraceptives over the counter

Australian Journal of Pharmacy online, 15 Feb, 2017

The Medicines Classification Committee recommendation follows an application by Green Cross Health and Natalie Gauld Ltd to have the contraceptives downscheduled from prescription to “restricted” medicines.

Medsafe Group Manager Chris James says this will mean pharmacists can sell up to six months’ supply of oral contraceptives to women who meet certain conditions.

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