Food, Drugs, and Promiscuity
Nearly two years after Barr Pharmaceuticals first asked the FDA for permission to put emergency contraception over the counter, here's where we stand:
The Food and Drug Administration delayed for 60 days a decision on whether to allow nonprescription sales of the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B, FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford said Friday…Crawford said public comments will be sought in the next 60 days, and didn't know how long after that a decision would be announced.
Emergency contraception is available without prescription in the following 41 countries: Albania, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Iceland, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Back in January, Reason's Ron Bailey called out the FDA's War on Promiscuity here.