Ontario pharmacists drop Plan B screening form
- Big Pharma's Politics Problem. Edwards, Jim // Brandweek;12/5/2005, Vol. 46 Issue 44, p22
The article comments on the decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to make Big Pharma's Plan B contraceptive as an over-the-counter drug. The decision was backed by concerns that making drug readily available would encourage young girls to have sex despite evidence to the...
- Delfen. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p189
This article presents information on the drug Delfen, a proprietary, non-prescription spermicidal contraceptive for use in combination with barrier methods of contraception, such as a condom. It is available as a foam containing nonoxinol.
- Moving Oral Contraceptives to Over-the-Counter Status: Policy Versus Politics. Barot, Sneha // Guttmacher Policy Review;Fall2015, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p85
The article focuses on issues concerning evidence-based case for moving oral contraceptives to over-the-counter (OTC) status.
- OOPS ï¿½ TIME FOR PLAN B? Bjerklie, David // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/29/2003, Issue 51, p127
This article explains that access to contraception can still be a problem. But the effort to make the morning-after pill available as an over-the-counter drug in the U.S. is sailing along smoothly. Two advisory committees at the Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend that the pill known...
- SHOULD THE PILL BE AVAILABLE over the counter? // Cleo;Jun2008, p152
The article presents contradicting views on whether contraceptive pills should be available over-the-counter or not. A reader claims that simple access to the pill may have a reducing effect on unwanted pregnancies. Another says that the pill has health benefits for women. On the negative side,...
- Problem pill. Ravindran, Nirmala // India Today;11/30/2009, p15
The article discusses the controversy over the i-pill and other emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) in India. Many moral groups in the country seek to impose a ban on advertisements which promote the ECP and also its over-the-counter (OTC) sale. The use of the drugs is not allowed on religious...
- Why you should care, too. // Self;May2004, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p44
Discusses the importance of access to emergency contraception (EC) in the United States. Number of abortions that could be prevented every year if women could purchase EC without a doctor's prescription; Major medical groups' declaration of the safety and effectiveness of EC pills; Argument by...
- Judge: No Age Restriction for Emergency Contraceptive. Kuehn, Bridget M. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;5/1/2013, Vol. 309 Issue 17, p1764
The article informs that according to a new ruling of federal judge the U.S. Food & Drug Administration have to make available contraceptives drugs in pharmacies to adolescents without medical prescription.
- Study: R.Ph.s not informed about morning-after pill. // Drug Topics;11/3/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 21, p13
Presents survey results on the inability of most pharmacists to fill a prescription for emergency contraception (EC) the day it is requested in Pennsylvania. Number of pharmacists respondents; Prevalence of lack of knowledge on EC.