Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 1st, 2006
In 2001, 70 organizations representing a broad spectrum of the health community - including the American Medical Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Public Health Association - made a request to the FDA to give emergency contraceptives OTC status. Hearings on the issue were held in 2003 when Barr Pharmaceuticals petitioned the FDA to allow Plan B to go OTC.
"At first the FDA did not do much with these petitions, in part, because there was...
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