The FDA is being sued for not issuing Plan B, the emergency contraceptive pill. All of the internal, scientific rulings have favored the approval of Plan B, but political insiders have halted such action. Why? Newsday provides some insight:
The FDA is only supposed to consider the safety and efficacy of drugs.The person referred to as "she" is Dr. Janet Woodcock (whom, one presumes by her last name, is perfectly comfortable with Viagra prescriptions). Adolescent sex-based cults!??! C'mon, next she'll be telling us that she believes in Satanic cults that murder and molest. I've heard rumors that once she leaves the administration she plans to write a biography on the life and times of Batboy.
In the memo released by the FDA during the discovery process, Dr. Curtis Rosebraugh, an agency medical officer, wrote: "As an example, she stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B."
Rosebraugh indicated he found no reason to bar nonprescription sales of Plan B.