Reproductive Rights Group Asks Court to Reopen Plan B Case

Published on SFgate, by Tom Schoenberg and Sarah Frier, February 8, 2012.

… A reproductive rights group asked a federal judge to reopen a lawsuit over access to the emergency contraceptive Plan B, claiming the Food and Drug Administration acted in “bad faith” when it placed restrictions on the drug. The Center for Reproductive Rights, in a filing today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, said reopening its 2005 case was the most efficient way for the group to overturn the FDA’s age restraints on the drug. The group urged the court to order the agency to make Plan B available within 30 days without a prescription or age restrictions.  

“The FDA has continually treated emergency contraception completely different than it has any other medication,” Suzanne Novak, senior staff attorney for the New York-based center, said in a statement. “We are asking the court to recognize that the FDA has failed to meet its obligation to the public and make decisions based on science, rather than politics.”

The group previously supported Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in a failed bid to make an emergency contraceptive, Plan B One-Step, available in stores to all ages … (full text).


A million women could lose company pensions, on marie, by Alice Jones, February 8, 2012:
Women’s rights to a company pension could be under threat after government announcements suggest they could be making last minute changes to the new rules …

Parcelles des non loties de Bogodogo: Le maire Henri s’est bien servi, dans, 31 janvier 2012;

The Invisible War of Military Women, January 27, 2012;

Synthèse d’actualité SDFE, le 25 janvier 2012.

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