February 1, 2012

A possible pill mix-up has prompted Pfizer to recall more than two dozen lots of a prescription contraceptive drug, the drug maker said.

December 8, 2011

A group of medical associations on Wednesday denounced the government's decision to maintain the status quo with regard to the prescription status of the emergency contraceptive Plan B.

December 7, 2011

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Wednesday issued a public statement that the agency was prepared to approve Plan B as a nonprescription medication, but reversed that decision following a directive from the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday morning.

October 13, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reported that the use of condoms is up in teen males.

October 11, 2011

Indian generic drug maker Lupin has launched an authorized generic version of a birth control pill made by Warner Chilcott, according to published reports.

September 27, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a contraceptive made by Warner Chilcott, Watson said Monday.

September 16, 2011

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of multiple lots of oral contraceptives at the retail level.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital, as it may be a counterfeit version of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.

June 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between a class of birth control pills and a higher risk of blood clots in the women taking them, the agency said.

March 28, 2011

Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a chewable birth control pill, the generic drug maker said Friday.

February 11, 2011

Teva earlier this week announced it had submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration to allow for the sale of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step to women under the age of 17 years without a prescription, according to published reports.

December 17, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oral contraceptive developed by Bayer.

December 1, 2010

Drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has made an emergency oral contraceptive available by prescription in the United States, the company said Wednesday.

November 29, 2010

WomenCare Global has acquired two oral contraceptive brands from ICON, WomenCare said Monday.

November 10, 2010

Nearly 1 million acts of unprotected sex take place in the United States every night....

October 24, 2010

Identigene, the first company to bring at-home paternity test kits to retail, recently launched another...

October 21, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive from Warner Chilcott, the drug...

September 26, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oral contraceptive from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals....

August 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an emergency contraceptive pill made by a French...

May 6, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oral contraceptive made by Bayer, the...

February 28, 2010

Watson Pharmaceuticals hopes to cash in on an investigational contraceptive developed by the Population Council,...

January 31, 2010

Watson Pharmaceuticals and HRA Pharma have signed a deal whereby Watson will become the commercial...