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 : EC770
Submitter : Mrs. maria parker Date & Time: 10/13/2005 08:10:02
Organization : Mrs. maria parker
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
As a mother of adult children and grandmother of young children, I think it would be irresponsible of the government agency involved to make drugs such as Plan B available over the counter for a number of reasons:
the higher dosage of hormone, if taken by younger girls, and women, could interfere with child bearing or cause other reproductive problems in the future. I think much of this research is not made public to women. (I was a participant in the women's health initiative for many years. ) These drugs are often put forward due to pressure from the abortion industry and their allies and we really need to stop catering to their demands. The health of our children could be at risk in using these drugs. There is little to no education that accompanies their use. Children cannot be given aspirins in school without a parent's permission, yet these powerful drugs would be available over the counter to children of any age without their parent's knowledge.Given the fact that these drugs can be abortifacient, depending on when they are used, makes people unknowingly complicit in abortion and that is just not right.

These drugs should be highly regulated until we know the long term effects on women. We need to stop treating women as guinea pigs and treat them with respect by making sure that these drugs will not harm them. I do not see any guarantees yet.