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Emergency contraceptives

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Emergency contraceptives covered by this policy

Emergency contraceptives are oral, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that are used to prevent pregnancy after a contraceptive device fails or after unprotected sex. Emergency contraceptive pills are also known as post-coital pills or morning-after pills. Active ingredients in emergency contraceptives include levonorgestrel, and sold dosages often including either two pills at 0.75 mg each or one pill at 1.5 mg.

Our policy for emergency contraceptives

Amazon requires that all emergency contraceptives have been tested to and comply with the specific regulatory requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Emergency contraceptives All of the following:
  • 16 CFR Part 1700 (Poison Prevention Packaging Act); and
  • 21 CFR 207 Subpart C (National Drug Code)

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time, so we recommend that you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all emergency contraceptives that you offer on our store
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all emergency contraceptives that you offer on our store. Images must include all sides of the product and product packaging.
    • Product images as evidence of compliance with FDA’s National Drug Code (NDC) (21 CFR 207 Subpart C)
    • Product images and detail page content must comply with Amazon’s policy for OTC drugs. For more information on this specific policy and our requirements, go to Amazon’s policy on drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all emergency contraceptives that you offer on our store
  • A General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) for all emergency contraceptives that you are applying to offer on our store
  • Test reports from an ISO 17025 accredited lab that confirm that each product was tested to and meets the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1700 (Poison Prevention Packaging Act)

Compliance services

If you need help getting compliance certifications, testing, and audits, use our service provider network.

How to submit information

If you receive a request from us for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select the Performance tab and choose Account Health.
  2. Under Manage your compliance in the bottom right corner, click Product Compliance Requests.
  3. To add compliance or appeal for a single product, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeal for multiple products, select each product on the left hand side of the product and click Action Selected Products at the top of the product requirement table to make a selection about how you would like to submit documents and information.
  4. Provide compliance documents and information in the Provide Documents section, or provide appeal information and documents in the Appeal Request section.
  5. Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.

Note: Test reports must contain images of the tested products that are sufficient to demonstrate that the product tested is the same as the product listed on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Additional resources

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