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National Briefing / New York

Judge faults FDA on Plan B pill

March 24, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The Food and Drug Administration let politics cloud its judgment when it denied teenage girls over-the-counter access to the Plan B morning-after pill, a federal judge said as he ordered the FDA to let 17-year-olds get the medication.

In a thorough denunciation of the Bush administration, U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman said the FDA had "repeatedly and unreasonably" delayed a decision.

His ruling said the FDA in several instances had delayed issuing a ruling for suspect reasons and on two occasions took action only to facilitate the confirmation of acting FDA commissioners whose confirmations had been held up because of the repeated delays.

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