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 : EC89
Submitter : Mrs. Claudia Walter Date & Time: 09/20/2005 10:09:08
Organization : Kerr County Christian Action Council
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
As a registered nurse and Executive Director of a 501 (c)(3) organization that assists families in crises from unplanned pregnancies and youth involved in sexual acting out, I a gravely concerned about releasing the morning after pill as an over the counter medication. If hormone replacement therapy and birth control requires prescription by a licensed help care professional, why on earth would be make a more power hormone available with no health care professional involved? In no country has this been proven to be a deterent to sexual promiscuity but rather causing it to increase. Our young people, especially our young women, need protection and care not a permission slip because they can use what is referred to as plan B. The bar has already been moved too low with regard to the sexual messages that we give our youth and now we might allow purchase of an abortifacient over the counter. I beleive if this happens we will see disastrous results in this country with regard to rape, incest and STD's (as if it weren't bad enough already). I urge you to let reason prevail and to not permit this drug to be sold over the counter.