Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -84

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Susan Cappiello Date/Time 2000-06-30 09:50:25
Organization Ms. Susan Cappiello
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments RE: Your consideration of making the pill an over the counter drug. While it would definitely be more convenient to those of us who use the pill, all this sounds like is yet another excuse for the insurance industry to not pay for contraceptives. Additionally, there are serious health risks involved for certain women ( smokers over 35, women with diabetes or other health issues) who need to be screened out by health professionals. This plan sounds dangerous to the health of women as well as their pocketbooks. The only people to be helped by this would be the insurance industry which could now refuse to pay for contraception prescriptions.

EC -84