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Media Alert: Charmaine Returns To C-SPAN

August 25, 2006 | By | No Comments


C-SPAN Charmaine will be on C-SPAN tomorrow Saturday at 0800hrs, that would be 8:00 am, EST civilian time. Debating the Plan B political play and other news stories of the day.

We all are going with the Penta-Posse to watch from the green room. And eat all their donuts.

C-SPAN Washington Journal video here.

Tune in or TiVo and let us know what you think.

Check local listing here.

The press release from Barr,

Plan B should not be used as routine contraception and does not protect against HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).


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Barr’s release, continues:

FDA Grants OTC Status to Barr’s Plan B(R) Emergency Contraceptive

Historic Dual Status Decision Provides OTC Access to Those 18 Years of Age and Older; Remains Prescription for Women 17 and Younger

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL) today said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) filed by Barr’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to market the Plan B(R) (levonorgestrel) emergency contraceptive Over-The-Counter (OTC) without a prescription. In approving the sNDA, FDA granted OTC status for consumers 18 years of age and older, while maintaining the prescription status for women 17 and younger. The Company’s Plan B OTC product and the prescription product will be marketed as a single package, which will allow for a prescription label to be adhered to the package when dispensed to women age 17 and younger. Because Plan B will still remain a prescription product for women 17 and younger, it will be sold in retail pharmacy outlets from behind the counter. Duramed plans to introduce the dual status Rx/OTC version of the product before the end of the calendar year.

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Media Alert: Charmaine Debating Plan B on MSNBC

August 24, 2006 | By | One Comment



Interview Scheduled for: 12:45 PM ET

Topic: Plan B

Charmaine will be opposite Donna Crane from NARAL to debate the morning after pill.


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August 24, 2006 – Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2006 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Bethanie Swendsen, (866) FRC-NEWS

Washington, D.C. – Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Barr Laboratory’s application for over-the-counter status of the drug Plan B for women over the age of 18. Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

“I am greatly troubled that the FDA has sacrificed women’s health in the name of politics. Just days after Barr Laboratories admitted its inability to enforce dual-status sale of the drug, the FDA has gone beyond its rule-making authority by granting Barr’s request.

“An agency charged with protecting the health interests of the country, must be held to high standards of accountability. Congress must respond to this outrageous action by the FDA.

“Family Research Council is pursuing legal and legislative options against the FDA for its deliberate disregard for women’s health and the law.”

To schedule an interview with someone at Family Research Council please contact the FRC press office at (866)- FRC-NEWS

Media Alert: Charmaine On ABC News Now Debating Plan B

August 24, 2006 | By | No Comments


Charmaine will be on ABC News Now at 12 noon EST talking again about Plan B.


You can watch streaming video live online here. Subscription based — but ABC is running a free trial.

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council says,

Today President Bush threw his support behind Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach’s plan to approve Plan B for over-the-counter (OTC) sale to women 18 and older, while keeping it prescription (Rx) for teen girls. The FDA lacks the legal authority to approve “dual status” marketing of the same dosage of a drug, and they lack the authority to enforce an age-restriction. How will the FDA ensure that Barr Laboratories confines OTC sale of Plan B to women 18 and older? Indeed, the CEO of Barr has already told the press that it can’t be held responsible for pharmacists who do sell Plan B to younger teens.



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Media Alert: Charmaine On MSNBC Debating: FDA on Morning After Pill

July 31, 2006 | By | One Comment

Charmaine 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.

FDA Considers Morning-After Pill Sales, By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer, WASHINGTON

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.

Be sure to watch for a terrific presentation. And let us know what you think!


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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., is the Vice President, Communications for the Family Research Council

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More on Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress at the jump.

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Center for Military Readiness on Janet Parshall's America

July 31, 2006 | By | No Comments


Janet Parshall’s America Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness will be interviewed on Janet Parshall’s America. Today live around 4pm EST. Check local listings.

Elaine will be explaining why the death toll among military women has been so high. And will discuss the seven major consequences that the Defense Department and Congress are inviting by failing to ask questions on how women are co-located with combat units.

Tune in the Salem Radio network for an eye opening debate.


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MSNBC Chooses World's Ugliest Dog…Over Charmaine

July 1, 2006 | By | No Comments

This is an update on that old story about an ugly dog. It came back to bite us.

The story, that is.

Charmaine was bumped last night off MSNBC for a segment on The World’s Ugliest Dog.

You could choose:


Screeen Capture Credit:

Peter Shinn



World’s Ugliest Dog

But I’d choose…



My friend Steve, on the bestiality beat. . .


Be sure to visit Small Business Trends Radio and see my weekly column. Topic today: Feed Your Family or Feed Your Ego: Sales.

Cross-posted at Zeitgeist and at Reasoned Audacity.

Charmaine on MSNBC, Adultery Clip

June 23, 2006 | By | No Comments

adultery_scarborough_charmaine.JPG Charmaine appeared on Joe Scarborough’s show last night. She was debating a recent New York Times article. It said that cheating on a spouse can be good.

The Grey Lady has gone crazy.

But that’s not news.

Congressman/talk show host Scarborough was able to find a woman to agree that extra, extra-marital sex can be, well, therapeutic.

The woman, Jennifer Berman, is some kind of doctor; a licensed therapist. She treats the crazies.

She should put the Grey Lady on the couch.

Then they could waste each other’s time and leave normal people alone.

Anyway, here’s the clip, courtesy Peter Shinn:

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. on Scarborough Country.


Charmaine in hair and makeup

Photo Credit: The Dude


Charmaine on the set on remote.

Photo Credit: The Dude


Charmaine and The Dude at MSNBC in DC


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Charmaine on Scarborough Country Tonight

June 22, 2006 | By | One Comment


Scarborough Country Charmaine will be appearing on Scarborough Country tonight on MSNBC. Hit time is around 9:40pm EST.

She will be debating the value of fidelity in marriage.

She will be sounding like the Marines:

Semper Fidelis.


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Show Business: Lesson One

June 16, 2006 | By | No Comments

Every Friday, Your Business Blogger has an article up on Small Business Trends Radio. Here’s a preview of this week’s edition.


Bill Archer, Left

Your Business Blogger, Charmaine and

The Dreamer

A few years ago, Your Business Blogger and Charmaine and the 18 month-old Dreamer kicked off a press conference for Congressman Bill Archer who was introducing tax cut legislation. As I droned waxed eloquent, the little Dreamer got distracted by the microphones. With their soft, inviting, spongy covers.

So she reached out and gave the mike cover a good squishy squeeze. And when she did…

Read the rest at Small Business Trends Radio, Show Prep for Your Big Show Biz Break.


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Charmaine Interviewed on CBS Nightly News

June 5, 2006 | By | One Comment


Charmaine debating the

Marriage Amendment Charmaine went on CBS to debate in favor of the Marriage Amendment.

Then President George Bush issues a strong statement in favor of the proposal.

Or maybe it was the other way around.

Anyway, President George Bush is beginning to keep a campaign promise of ensuring that marriage will be between one man and one woman.

No marriage of same sex couples or triples. Or large farm animals*.

Watch the 2 minute video clip. Reporter Joie Chen, covering the White House, did a good, balanced job.

Balanced reporting from CBS? That’s news. Alert the media.


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Special thanks to Peter Shinn, technologist supreme, for the video capture. He can do it for you, too.

*Or snakes. See Woman Marries Reptile of Her Dreams. Hat tip to SmartChristian on the blogroll of Amazing Grace.