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 t
'/>"/>

SOURCE Family Research Council
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

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:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Helen Harris’ ... in Woodland Hills, California after an 8 year battle ... on Christmas Eve evening in her home in Woodland ... metastatic breast cancer. , As the ... forty years, she pioneered and championed many of today's ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its ... and related accessories. Now, all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come ... a groom lifts the wedding veil can turn out to be ... charm. A wedding veil can always bring surprise to a wedding. ... on how to choose veils for a big day . ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... risk of burns from fires and cooking accidents increases ... cautious, an expert says. "Between Thanksgiving and New ... coming in with burns," said Dr. Steven Sandoval, medical ... of Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. ... not careful, could quickly turn tragic," Sandoval said in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Among early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy ... will eventually develop leukemia as a result of their ... from a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer ... that the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, ... "The frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best ... online realm. Today, the business has introduced its new ... prom dress promotion. , The new prom outfits are ... every dress lover. They are specially designed for 2015. ... dresses should visit its website before Jan. 26, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... new procedure, PRELEX. , ... Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) ... Life (West Valley Magazine), M.D. Rajesh Khanna, founder of the Khanna ... PRELEX treats the condition of presbyopia. PRELEX can help eye patients ...
... at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive ... from two national nonprofit groups that are partnering in ... cancer called "triple negative" breast cancer. , The grant ... the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. , The $6.4 ...
... launches version 2.0 of it,s Award Winning iTEMP(tm) ... Portal (iTEMP) allows company executives, small business owners, ... work and businesses more efficiently by offloading their ... transcription, cataloging, expense reporting and much more; to ...
... and Case Timer Solves Widespread ProblemST. LOUIS, April 10 ... U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The ... danger growing under those lenses. , ... like fusarium keratitis and acanthamoeba keratitis. These are nasty ...
... April 10, 2009 A protein that the heart ... developmental program and initiates migration of heart cells and ... UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. , The molecule, ... heart,s development and encourages migration of heart cells. The ...
... appear to curb compulsive acting out, study says , , ... Parkinson,s disease drugs called dopamine agonists can cause patients ... hypersexuality, says a new study. , Mayo Clinic ... doses of dopamine agonists, such as pramipexole and ropinirole, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dr. Khanna Featured on Front Cover of Valley Life Magazine 2Health News:UAB wins $6.4 million nonprofit grant to fight aggressive breast cancer 2Health News:Unleash Your Productivity and Drive Down Your Cost: Offload Tasks to a Team of Virtual Assistants 2Health News:70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports 2Health News:70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports 3Health News:Molecule prompts damaged heart cells to repair themselves after a heart attack 2Health News:Parkinson's Drugs Can Trigger Unhealthy Behaviors 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed ... a significant patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer ... Commission (ITC) ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ... advertising, or selling these masks in the United ... , iVolve N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014   Assurex Health, a ... to healthcare providers for behavioral health and chronic ... $30 million in equity financing from new and ... , President and Chief Executive Officer. ... development of Assurex Health,s GeneSight ® ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. ... in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), ... announced that the Company achieved the Public Notice ... (GMP) certificate of TPI,s Qionglai Facility (QLF) from ... public notice period is a significant procedure of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 2TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 3
... , , WAYLAND, Mass. , ... (Nasdaq: ELOS ), announced today that the SFDA (State ... the Alex TriVantage® multi-wavelength, Q-switched laser system and the GentleMax® ... of China , including Hong Kong . The receipt ...
... , LONDON , Feb. ... world,s few companies to be recommended for ISO 17025 accreditation ... testing. The auditor recommendation was a direct result of a ... been largely responsible for the global commercialization of Hair ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Candela Receives Registration Approval to Market Its Best-in-Class GentleMax and Alex TriVantage Lasers in China 2Candela Receives Registration Approval to Market Its Best-in-Class GentleMax and Alex TriVantage Lasers in China 3World-Leading Alcohol Abuse Lab Status for Trimega 2
... Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty has proven to ... tibial osteotomy and total knee arthroplasty ... is a minimally invasive unicompartmental knee ... surgery. Using the latest conservative ...
... femoral option and tibial insert which provides a ... degrees of flexion to induce a smooth stable ... of flexion. Femoral component comes in a PS ... constrained tibial insert in conjunction with the femur ...
... True to its leadership role within the ... clinical experience of the industry's leading fixed-bearing ... Knee System, with the clinically proven technology ... leading rotating platform knee. ,The result is ...
... of the unicompartmental knee offers ... destruction which means quicker rehabilitation ... long term success. The implant ... and offers multiple thickness polyethylene ...
Medicine Products: