The FDA received a black eye Wednesday when its plan to widen the distribution of the morning after pill to include 16-year-olds was overruled by the US Health and Human Services secretary.
The ruling forces adolescents, under the age of 17, to get a prescription (and therefore parental consent) in order to take the morning after pill. The problem is that the pill must be taken quickly or its effectiveness drops off dramatically. That’s exactly why Teva Pharmaceuticals applied to make the drug easily accessible to women of all ages, available in pharmacies around the country, without a prescription. The FDA the agreed with the company, but the Health and Human Services secretary didn't.
As many of my readers know, I periodically blog on wellness issues. It's a sidebar of knowledge I bring to my sex life coaching services. The topic of this post is very important. Click here to visit the www.mercola.com page on this topic.Skip the video at the top, and read the relatively short page on the FDA's (Food and Drug Administration) attempts to create conditions that would ban or drive up the price on many affordable, quality supplements that we all take for granted at this point in time.