TT Note: Let's see. She can't legally drink, buy cigarettes, get married, or vote, but she can ask for a drug? Anybody ever think that the 17 year old brain may consider taking more of these pills than are safe? Hey, has anyone done the studies to show what that level may be? Perhaps, she'll go grab some for her minor friends, so they, too, can experience the life. Oh, wait, that's right. She's a minor, too.
Updated FDA Action on Plan B (levonorgestrel) Tablets
On March 23, 2009, a federal court issued an order directing the FDA, within 30 days, to permit the Plan B drug sponsor to make Plan B available to women 17 and older without a prescription. The government will not appeal this decision. In accordance with the court’s order, and consistent with the scientific findings made in 2005 by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA notified the manufacturer of Plan B informing the company that it may, upon submission and approval of an appropriate application, market Plan B without a prescription to women 17 years of age and older.
Plan B is manufactured by Duramed Research, Inc. of Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
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