Thursday, September 01, 2005

FDA official quits over morning-after decision

FDA official quits over morning-after decision - Women's Health -
The highly regarded women’s health chief at the Food and Drug Administration resigned Wednesday in protest of her agency’s refusal to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception.

Assistant Commissioner Susan Wood charged that FDA’s leader overruled his own scientists’ determination that the morning-after pill could safely be sold without a prescription, and stunned his employees last week by instead postponing indefinitely a decision on whether to let that happen.

Nope, can't have the morning after pill. Say, you don't think politics influenced a scientific decision do ya?


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