FDA to allow 17-year-olds to get 'mor...

FDA to allow 17-year-olds to get 'morning-after' birth control ...

There are 130 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 22, 2009, titled FDA to allow 17-year-olds to get 'morning-after' birth control .... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Seventeen-year-olds will soon be able to buy the "morning after" emergency contraceptive without a doctor's prescription, after the Food and Drug Administration bowed to a federal judge's order Wednesday.

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UpL8

Palm Bay, FL

#125 Apr 24, 2009
Demos wrote:
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Uh not so much. The opposite can easily be argued and is backed up by the Bill of Rights not the Bible. The right would have the government be the daddy to make decisions for everybody based on daddy’s moral opinion.
If you would cease arguing about the moral aspects of this drug and focus on the medical and scientific aspects of the potential for damage to a child's body then maybe you can realize that this issue has absolutely nothing to do with right/left/religion/god or anything else except for the health of a child. This medication needs to be given to a patient under a doctors care. That's the bottom line. Keep arguing religion and left and right 'cause the fed's love it. It keeps the man in the street busy so they can go about running the country and our lives in whatever way they wish. The more distraction for the man and woman on the street to deal with the better.
Demos

Richland, WA

#126 Apr 24, 2009
UpL8 wrote:
<quoted text>If you would cease arguing about the moral aspects of this drug and focus on the medical and scientific aspects of the potential for damage to a child's body then maybe you can realize that this issue has absolutely nothing to do with right/left/religion/god or anything else except for the health of a child. This medication needs to be given to a patient under a doctors care. That's the bottom line. Keep arguing religion and left and right 'cause the fed's love it. It keeps the man in the street busy so they can go about running the country and our lives in whatever way they wish. The more distraction for the man and woman on the street to deal with the better.
We were off on a tangent, sorry if you disapprove. Meanwhile, I agree that keeping the nation divided on social issues is only a distraction. Most recently used to conduct a war and rob the treasury. Discussing these issues in no way distracts me when it comes time to vote though. I can't remember, did you ever answer me about the hazards of the drug? I don't recall any substantiation.
DriveBy Poster

El Paso, TX

#127 Apr 24, 2009
UpL8 wrote:
<quoted text>If you would cease arguing about the moral aspects of this drug and focus on the medical and scientific aspects of the potential for damage to a child's body then maybe you can realize that this issue has absolutely nothing to do with right/left/religion/god or anything else except for the health of a child.
Good points.
UpL8

Palm Bay, FL

#128 Apr 24, 2009
Demos wrote:
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We were off on a tangent, sorry if you disapprove. Meanwhile, I agree that keeping the nation divided on social issues is only a distraction. Most recently used to conduct a war and rob the treasury. Discussing these issues in no way distracts me when it comes time to vote though. I can't remember, did you ever answer me about the hazards of the drug? I don't recall any substantiation.
Do some research on levonorgestrel and then look up the FDA ruling on it's OTC status back in 2006. Here's a link:
http://www.fda.gov/CDER/DRUG/infopage/planB/p...

FDA banned OTC availability citing need for doctor's care while being used. The drug hasn't changed so why should the ruling.
Truth Matters

United States

#130 Apr 25, 2009
UpL8 wrote:
<quoted text>Very good question. It would appear the FDA is not concerned about this issue since it is quite difficult, if not impossible to sue the federal government. It is important to note that in 2006 when the FDA was asked to approve this drug for OTC (over the counter) use the FDA refused citing the drug should be used under the care of a medical professional. What changed? This puts an unnecessary and irresponsible burden on pharmacists and pharmacies. Here is the link to read the FDA's response to making this drug OTC in 2006:
http://www.fda.gov/CDER/DRUG/infopage/planB/p...
Hope this helps.
Did you miss the point that the medical staff was in favor of making this over the counter but was over-ruled by the White-house?

What changed is that the White-house is not stopping the FDA from making decisions based upon Science as opposed to Politics.
Demos

Kennewick, WA

#131 Apr 25, 2009
UpL8 wrote:
<quoted text>Do some research on levonorgestrel and then look up the FDA ruling on it's OTC status back in 2006. Here's a link:
http://www.fda.gov/CDER/DRUG/infopage/planB/p...
FDA banned OTC availability citing need for doctor's care while being used. The drug hasn't changed so why should the ruling.
I'm not that interested.
UpL8

Palm Bay, FL

#132 Apr 25, 2009
Truth Matters wrote:
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Did you miss the point that the medical staff was in favor of making this over the counter but was over-ruled by the White-house?
What changed is that the White-house is not stopping the FDA from making decisions based upon Science as opposed to Politics.
Yes, I did read through it thoroughly. The FDA is not required to accept The Advisory Committee's recommendations and the FDA needed to see more data from Barr Research Labs (manufacturer of the Plan B pill) before it made Plan B OTC. You have to read the letter from the FDA to Barr which is incorporated in the Q & A review. As I've stated in many previous posts, this is not a moral or religious dilemma that should be left up to the child's parent, this is a medical and scientific dilemma.
UpL8

Palm Bay, FL

#133 Apr 25, 2009
Demos wrote:
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I'm not that interested.
OK.
Nash
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#135 Sep 23, 2013
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