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 : EC1019
Submitter : Ms. Jeanne Ryan Date & Time: 10/27/2005 10:10:37
Organization : Ms. Jeanne Ryan
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am writing to urge the FDA to allow Plan B contraception to be made available to the public over the counter (OTC). Safe, reliable contraception is crucial for sexually active women. As citizens, sexually active women should be provided with safe, reliable reproductive health care options. This is not something that should be placed in jeopardy for political reasons; it is simply too important -- not only for women but for society as a whole. After all, the decision to have a child is perhaps the most important one that a woman will make in her lifetime. That decision has great ramifications on her life -- and the lives of thse around her. Please make sure that the FDA makes decisions that empower women. Please allow for Plan B in OTC form without any delay.