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First on CNN: First over-the-counter birth control pill in US ships to retailers, costing about $20 for one-month pack

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Opill, an over-the-counter oral contraceptive, will soon be available for purchase in the US. The product is expected to be released this month, both in stores and online. It will be sold in one-month and three-month supply packs, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $49.99. Opill has been found to be 98% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken as directed. Major retailers and pharmacies, including Walgreens and CVS, will carry the product. Advocacy groups have called for a lower price to improve accessibility. Opill is considered a significant step forward in improving access to birth control.