FDA Ducks Contempt Claim After Nixing OTC Contraceptives

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 7:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not face a contempt of court claim after it decided not to allow over-the-counter sales of generic emergency contraceptive drugs to women under 17, a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Reproductive groups, led by the Center for Reproductive Rights, had sought to hold the FDA in contempt after it dragged its feet on a March 2009 court order directing the FDA to reconsider the groups’ petition to allow OTC sales of contraceptive Plan B and its generics to...
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