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 : EC1127
Submitter : Dr. LaDonna Morris Date & Time: 10/27/2005 02:10:18
Organization : Dr. LaDonna Morris
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
It is very important for emergency contraception to be available over the counter immediately. As many women in this country cannot afford health insurance, their access to health care is already limited and the added cost of a physician's fee will create a financial burden for them. Furthermore, to use emergency contraception is a woman's decision to make alone; she does not need the opinion of another person, including her physician.