2001P-0075 - Switch Status of Emergency Contraceptives from Rx to OTC
FDA Comment Number : EC810
Submitter : Dr. Thomas Wales Date & Time: 07/14/2004 05:07:33
Organization : University of New Mexico
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Issue Areas/Comments
Recently, in an unprecedented act, the FDA ruled against the advice of its own expert panel, preventing Emergency Contraception from going over- the-counter. Emergency Contraception meets the FDA's own rigorous scientific criteria for over-the-counter access. This decision was not based on science, but rather on narrow political
ideology. It is a major public health setback and a blow to women's reproductive rights and health.
Please reconsider the recent ruling, and make Emergency Contraceptives available over the counter.

Thomas E. Wales, Ph.D.