Navigation Links
FDA Fails to Consider Risks of Over-the-Counter Plan B
Date:4/23/2009

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moira Gaul, Family Research Council's Director of Women's and Reproductive Health, released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to sell the morning-after-pill to 17-year-olds without a prescription.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO )

"The Obama Administration is permitting a judge to make a scientific decision as to the safety of the over-the-counter sale of Plan B. This decision places policy preferences before safety. The best interest of women's health is not advanced by these decisions. Reason, science, and compassion clearly are not the animating factors of the decision.

"In order for a drug to be sold over-the-counter, patients must be able to safely medicate themselves without medical supervision. Studies tracking the label comprehension for Plan B show poor awareness that Plan B is not a substitute for standard contraceptives. The FDA-approved label for Plan B gives no clear indication that repeated use of Plan B in a short period of time is not safe.

"FDA officials understood these safety concerns in 2006 and were not convinced that the label comprehension data for teens demonstrated that they could use Plan B safely. The FDA officials believed more data needed to be submitted.

"There is a real danger that Plan B may be given to women, especially sexually abused women and minors, under coercion or without their consent. Interaction with medical professionals is a major screening and defense mechanism for victims of sexual abuse. The availability of Plan B over-the-counter also bypasses the necessary routine medical care of sexually active girls and women, which is important for the screening of health conditions, and for providing screening for sexually transmitted diseases."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Family Research Council
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Federal research plan to determine nanotech risks fails to deliver
2. States HMO Report Card Fails in Meaningful Evaluation of Health Care Quality and Ignores Affordability
3. Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals
4. Experimental Drug Fails Against Heart Failure
5. NSAID Drug Therapy Fails to Ease Back Pain
6. MedPAC Again Fails to Evaluate Overall Economic Conditions in Assessing SNF Funding Requirements
7. Steroid Fails to Ease Meningitis in Trials
8. Pharmaceutical market fails pregnant women; and more
9. Progress toward an alternative for EPO: Gas6 offers remedy where EPO fails today
10. Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers
11. Broad Stakeholder Coalition Concludes that the Pathway for Biosimilars Act Fails to Ensure Timely Access to Safe, Affordable Biogeneric Medicines for Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In the fourth quarter of 2015, document ... La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, California to discuss changes in the industry ... outstanding franchise, walking away with the coveted David Wright Award of Excellence. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Give To Cure today announced that it is ... Give To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster ... through a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... At ... election of Patrick McDermott as Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott ... Chairman of the Board,” stated Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and CEO. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. ... announces that it is now welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, to the practice. ... range of oral health care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, periodontics, implant ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Health and wellness is a topic that ... the event they are experiencing an illness. Migraines are a severe form of a ... with migraines would not wish the pain on their worst enemy, the feeling can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the world,s largest ... dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that ... majority ownership interest in Dental Cremer S.A., a distributor ... . --> ... dental distribution business of Cremer S.A. With 2015 sales ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcdvg6/global_obstetrics ... "Global Obstetrics Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, ... their offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcdvg6/global_obstetrics ) ... "Global Obstetrics Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, players ... offering. --> Research and Markets ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  The Senior ... and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz ... for holding today,s hearing , "Developments in ... price increases and growing questions about abusive pharmacy ... Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: