July 31, 2006
Media Alert: MSNBC FDA on Morning After Pill
I will be debating Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress. Today at 2:30 pm EST on MSNBC.
The government is considering allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, but only to women 18 and older. The surprise move Monday revives efforts to widen access to the emergency contraceptive almost a year after it was thought doomed.
The Food and Drug Administration notified manufacturer Barr Laboratories Inc. early Monday that it wanted to meet within seven days to iron out new steps the company must take in its three-year battle to sell the pill, called Plan B, without a prescription to at least some women.
It promises to be a great program.
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