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Maine to allow over-the-counter meds in vending machines

Jun. 23, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will allow the sale of non-prescription drugs in vending machines under a bill signed by the Democratic governor. Gov. Janet Mills' office says she signed the bill Friday. Maine in September would move to allow the sale of medications, including emergency contraception pills, in...

Bill would allow over-the-counter meds in vending machines

Jun. 12, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could allow the sale of non-prescription drugs in vending machines under a bill sitting on the Democratic governor's desk. Supporters hope the bill passed Monday will allow the sale of medications, including the emergency contraception pill known as brand name Plan B. The bill...

College students work to boost access to morning after pill

May. 26, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The calls and text messages arrive directly to Michyah Thomas's iPhone. They come from other students at Hampton University in need of the morning-after pill or in search of a ride to a health center or a hand to hold. They reach Thomas, a 21-year-old at Hampton, through a hotline she and...