Following up on this CLOSED thread…
… the FDA today announced that the PlanB pill will now be approved for over the counter sale to those over 15. The present age is 18 without a persciption.
The recent court case said it must be approved for ALL ages over the counter.
" The FDA said Tuesday’s decision was independent of the court case. Instead, after the Obama administration’s 2011 action, Plan B maker Teva Women’s Health had filed a new application with the age-15 compromise."
So…my take is that this is an attempt by the FDA to AVOID making the required legal decision…by initiating a compromise ruling a few days before the decision of the court must be instituted. If Teva Women’s Health, (the group that brought the suit), agrees to the age 15…then the court case would be moot.
If I were Teva …I’d tell Sibelius to stuff it…she had her chance at 15 for OTC use and over-ruled her scientists and blocked the compromise and dragged Teva back into court. They no longer have to compromise one bit.
The judges decision is supposed to be implemented by May 6th. Stay tuned to see if this is the end or a new beginning for the case.
(Note…since the prior thread linked above was closed… please confine your remarks to the new decision by the FDA and the legal situation. There are plenty of abortion threads available for those who wish to go down that road again. )