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.