It only costs 25 dollars to purchase the morning after pill from a vending machine at Shippensburg University in PA. Right now it appears that that particular machine is the only one in America that anyone knows anything about. Teva pharmaceuticals, the manufacturing company for Plan B says they only sell it to licensed pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors. They don’t have anything to say about whether their pills should be dispensed from vending machines.
Here is a little of the story-
Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the “morning-after” pill by sliding $25 into a vending machine, an idea that has drawn the attention of federal regulators and raised questions about how accessible emergency contraception should be.
The student health center at Shippensburg, a secluded public institution of 8,300 students tucked between mountain ridges in the Cumberland Valley, provides the Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive in the vending machine along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests.
“I think it’s great that the school is giving us this option,” junior Chelsea Wehking said Tuesday. “I’ve heard some kids say they’d be too embarrassed” to go into town – Shippensburg, permanent population about 6,000 – and buy Plan B.