|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 :||EC2082|
|Submitter :||Ms. Elizabeth Stoddard||Date & Time:||10/31/2005 06:10:39|
|Organization :||Ms. Elizabeth Stoddard|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| Emergency contraception should be available without a prescription. This is especially necessary in cases of rape and sexual assault.
Forcing women to get a prescription before they can obtain Plan B is an unwise and unnecessary burden on all women, especially poor women who may not have access to a physician. Moreover, requiring a physician's prescription increases the total cost of EC dramatically.