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Friday, November 18, 2005


The Plan "B" Story, Politicization of The FDA


When The Supreme Court is no longer inviolate, the FDA is small potato. "...............it is a captive to the right-wing ideology of the Bush administration".The Newsweek report by Jennifer Barrett describes not only the chummy relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA but also the FDA's submission to right-wing zealots of the Bush administration. The holding up of approval of Plan "B", the morning after pill, for sale over the counter is symptomatic of the abuse of power in practice by various government agencies. We have seen it at work in The Department of the Interior and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The officials don't wear jackboots but they trample on policies that would serve ordinary Americans and blatantly cater to special interest groups.

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