Plan B - Emergency Contraception Archive
Americans rely on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make scientific, evidence-based decisions that are in the best interest of the American public and that will help improve our health. This is why FDA’s delay to approve Emergency Contraception (Plan B) over-the-counter was of great concern to me and many of my colleagues. The FDA has finally said it will make the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill available without a prescription for women 18 and over. Plan B will remain available as a prescription-only product for women age 17 and under. For 3 years FDA had refused to approve applications to give Plan B over-the-counter status despite the fact that in 2003, FDA's own panel of experts vote voted 23-4 in favor of over-the-counter status for Plan B.
01/13/05 - Letter to Justice on Plan B for Rape Victems
01/30/04 - Letter to FDA on Plan B Over-the-Counter