Wednesday, April 26, 2006

On the credibility of the FDA

A New York women's group is trying to force approval of over the counter sales of Plan B, an emergency contraceptive pill over FDA objections. In an FDA memo, uncovered during the discovery process, an agency official raises the following objection to approval:
"we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B."
The FDA only has a legal mandate to consider the safety and efficacy of the drugs it evaluates.

2 Comments:

At 4/27/2006 5:14 PM, Anonymous comandante agi said...

Back when I was in high school my sex-based cult didn't have access to Plan B. I envy today's youngsters.

 
At 4/28/2006 11:32 AM, Blogger Holden said...

Oh christ....never has an adminstration said so many things that sound like lines from the Onion.

 

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