Monthly Archives: August 2006

Plan B Approved!!!

A hearty congratulations to Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach for doing the right thing and moving Plan B from prescription to over-the-counter today when the FDA issued official notice of the Plan B Approval.  The delay of the Plan B … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence in Scientific Studies – Studying the Impact of Studies

An interesting article appeared this week in Yahoo Health News speculating on the confidence that patients and consumers might be losing in the claims associated with treatments and goods. The article cites a few high profile drug reversals, such as … Continue reading

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Well folks, it is summer and things are moving kind of slow in DC.  My commute, which in any other season is about 40 minutes to go 6 miles now takes only 15 minutes.  But the fact that news is … Continue reading

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Risk Benefit and DSHEA

The FDA has issued a statement regarding the decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing a lower court decision on the FDA actions to ban ephedra from sale in the United States. You will recall that after a … Continue reading

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D Day for Plan B?

Barr Labs announced last week that it had re-filed its application with the FDA to move Plan B contraceptives from RX to OTC.  Also last week, some in conservative ranks began to call upon the White House to withdraw the … Continue reading

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