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 : EC2082
Submitter : Ms. Elizabeth Stoddard Date & Time: 10/31/2005 06:10:39
Organization : Ms. Elizabeth Stoddard
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Emergency contraception should be available without a prescription. This is especially necessary in cases of rape and sexual assault.
Forcing women to get a prescription before they can obtain Plan B is an unwise and unnecessary burden on all women, especially poor women who may not have access to a physician. Moreover, requiring a physician's prescription increases the total cost of EC dramatically.