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Penn. college sells emergency contraceptive in vending machine

12:44 PM, Feb 8, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is gathering facts about a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the "morning-after" pill. 

The machine is at the health center at Shippenburg University. The Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive can prevent pregnancy if taken soon after sexual intercourse. 

According to TIME Magazine, each pack costs students $25 and Shippenburg students purchase, an average of, one pack per day.  

It's legally available without a prescription to students who are, at least, 17-years-old. However, it must be kept behind the pharmacy counter. 


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