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 : EC2189
Submitter : Ms. Marcia Lincoln Date & Time: 10/31/2005 06:10:47
Organization : Ms. Marcia Lincoln
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Emergency contraception should be made available as over the counter now! There are too many delays happening. Too much politics involved in this decision and not enough science. There have been too many instances, one just recently in Tucson, AZ (as reported in the Arizona Daily Star October 23, 2005) of pharmacists refusing to dispense emergency contraception.
No one should have to put up with this. I have been in the health care field for over 30 years and am agast at the foot-dragging going on in making emergency contraception readily available.