FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Doctors for America
PO Box 53313
1921 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-9997
July 13, 2023
Doctors For America’s Statement on FDA’s Approval of Opill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Doctors for America applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of Opill, a birth control for over-the-counter use. This move is an important step in keeping reproductive care available to all who need it.
Opill, which is a daily progestin-only pill, has been on the market for 50 years and has been proven safe and effective. Expanding its access means that more Americans will have the opportunity to manage their health and needs.
Dr. Meghana Rao, Doctors for America’s Board Chair and a practicing OB/GYN, supports making Opill widely available. “Doctor’s for America’s Health Justice & Equity Impact Area and the FDA Task Force have been working in support of making Opill available over the counter to expand access, increase bodily autonomy, and ensure that individuals can decide for themselves if and when to become pregnant.”
For press inquiries and to speak more on this issue with members of the Doctors for America FDA Task Force please contact Claire Onyechi with Continuum Health Group ([email protected]).
About Doctors for America:
Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation. DFA is an organization of over 27,000 physician and medical student advocates in all 50 states, representing all areas of specialization. DFA teaches physicians and medical students advocacy skills and does advocacy at a state and federal level. Our impact areas focus on access to affordable care, community health and prevention, and health justice and equity. DFA focuses solely on what is best for our patients, not on the business side of medicine, and does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies, which uniquely positions DFA as the organization that puts patients over politics and patients over profits. Find out more at doctorsforamerica.org and on Twitter drsforamerica.