Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another Bad Bush Policy Goes Away, Sort Of

A federal judge has lifted former President Bush's gift to the religious right and removed the over 18 age restriction on over the counter sales of the Plan B contraceptive pill. The ruling which the FDA says that they will not appeal now makes the drug available over the counter to those 17 and over without a prescription.

Those not of the far right political persuasion will surely look on this as a good thing though the FDA's own medical reviewers have already recommended that the drug be available to all without any age restrictions. So while this is a move in the right direction, there is still a ways to go.

Read the whole article from the AP.

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