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 : EC1870
Submitter : Mrs. Getty Israel Date & Time: 10/31/2005 03:10:41
Organization : Jackson State University
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
The Food and Drug Administration's apparent intent to limit access by age has muddled what should have been a clear- cut decision to approve over-the-counter sale of this safe and effective emergency contraception. Take politics out of health and allow American women to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies. Already, over 70% of Black women are living miserable lives as poor single mothers, many without support from their children's fathers. At a minimum OTC could have prevent many of these unwanted and unsupported pregnancies.