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 : EC760
Submitter : Mrs. A. D. Ross Date & Time: 10/13/2005 08:10:42
Organization : Mrs. A. D. Ross
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I think making Plan B available - delineated by age is a mistake. If it must be made available at all, I think it should only be made available by prescription - period. Young women under 16 will be able to purchase it through an older friend, older sister, etc. We already have under age young people able to smoke and drink with age requirements in place. In schools our young people cannot even get an aspirin/tylenol without a parent's/doctor's note. This is obviously a matter of life and death and therefore to be treated so casually as an over the counter substance with the potential for widespread misuse, will surely lead to many tragedies. Please don't open the Pandora's Box. Thank you.