EllaOne moves closer to European OTC debut

22 January 2015 - Deborah Wilkes


HRA Pharma said its emergency contraceptive EllaOne (ulipristal acetate) would be available without a prescription in some European countries from February 2015, following the European Commission's authorisation of the switch from prescription to non-prescription status throughout the European Union. The switch is proving controversial in a small number of countries, including Poland, but HRA said that it aimed to have "constructive" discussions with authorities to enable EllaOne to be "made available OTC in all countries".

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