Plan-B Pill; Contraceptives; Maternal and Child Health
Judge Edward R. Korman of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, issued a decision today (Mar. 23, 2009) in the case of Annie Tummino et al v. Frank M. Torti, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The case involved plaintiffs' claims that the FDA, in deciding that Plan B, known as emergency contraception or the morning-after pill, be made available over-the-counter (OTC) only with age restrictions, was unduly and inappropriately influenced by pressures from the White House among other factors.
Wood, S. F. & Mauery, D. R. (2009). U.S. District Court Directs FDA to Reevaluate Previous Plan B Decision (Women's health policy alert). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health.