2005N-0345 Drug Approvals: Circumstances under which an active ingredient may be simultaneously marketed in both a prescription drug product and an over-the-counter drug product
FDA Comment Number : EC2079
Submitter : Ms. Addie Candib Date & Time: 10/31/2005 06:10:42
Organization : Ms. Addie Candib
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I regard it as extremely important that the FDA make emergency contraceptive available over the counter as soon as possible. As someone who has unfortunately been in a position that required me to take EC, I know that I am extremely lucky to have had access to medical care in order to get a prescription.
However, that is not true for too many women in this country. I believe making EC available OTC will drastically decrease numbers of unintended pregnancies and dramatically increase the quality of life of a significant number of women in the United States.