2001P-0075 - Switch Status of Emergency Contraceptives from Rx to OTC
FDA Comment Number : EC706
Submitter : Mr. Eric Foose Date & Time: 04/08/2004 03:04:37
Organization : The Wellington School
Individual Consumer
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Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
MAP has been portrayed typically in news stories as a solution to sexual assault and contraceptive accidents without accurate information about negative public health implications. There is more than sufficient reason to have serious concerns that MAP will promote rape and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents, increase rates of abortion and pregnancy among teens,and an engender an overall coarsening of American societal values. The FDA's job is to protect the health and safety of our citizens. To do that, over-the-counter status for MAP must be denied.