2001P-0075 - Switch Status of Emergency Contraceptives from Rx to OTC
FDA Comment Number : EC800
Submitter : Ms. Kathleen Murphy Date & Time: 06/18/2004 05:06:32
Organization : Midwest Health Center for Women
Health Professional
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I would like to add my name to the growing list of people that
disagree with your decision to not allow emergency contraception to be sold over the counter.

For a country that is so divided on the abortion issue, one would expect products, such as Plan B, to be made MORE available so as to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and therefore reduce the need for abortions.

It is unethical that the FDA would be pressured by the politics of the
current administration to make this decision on a safe, effective drug.

Thank you.

Kathleen Murphy
Director of Policy
Midwest Health Center for Women
Minneapolis, MN