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 : EC847
Submitter : Mrs. Stephanie Block Date & Time: 10/13/2005 10:10:12
Organization : Mrs. Stephanie Block
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
There are several unaddressed concerns when "emergency contraception" drugs are dispensed.

One is that these drugs are extremely toxic. Usually, powerful drugs are dispensed through doctors and pharmacists to provide the consumer some safeguard against misuse. Easy, over-the-counter access sends the message that a given drug is relatively benign. In this case, that false message might easily mislead to self-poisoning.

Another concern is that these drugs are not actually contraceptive but abortifacient, putting pharmacies in the business of taking life rather than assisting it. This is a terrible affront to pharmacists who are committed to use their training for the benefit of humanity.

Thank you for this opportunity to voice my thoughts on the matter.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Block, editor of The Pepper
Los Peque?os de Cristo