Plan B Saga Exposes FDA To Drug-Approval Suits

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s losing battle against wider access to Plan B emergency contraception was widely viewed as politically motivated, and undermined its credibility in a way that could embolden pharmaceutical companies to challenge the agency when it rejects approval for other controversial products, experts say.

Most of the damage was done long before a judge this year ordered wider access, capping the second of two long-running lawsuits. While the FDA in 2011 dropped its opposition to age restrictions on the one-pill version of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tummino et al v. Hamburg et al

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Edward R. Korman

Date Filed

February 16, 2012

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