Pop a Viagra, Make Whoopee, then Oppose FDA's Approval of Morning After Pill
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer
came under some criticism for launching an advertisement campaign for Viagra aimed at New Year's celebrations. While advertisements for prescription drugs are irresponsible and their huge costs are a part of the high price of drugs in America, blaming Pfizer for this particular ad is somewhat unfair. The ones who should be targeted are the PAC controlled legislators who turn their heads the other way about the harmful effects of direct-to-consumers advertisements that lure buyers of prescription drugs. Many of the same legislators oppose over-the-counter availability of Plan B®
, the Morning After Pill ! The hypocrisy is sickening. See Fact Sheet, The Politicization of Emergency Contraception
is available without prescription in Europe, UK, and in Canada
- "Plan B® is an emergency contraceptive that can still prevent a pregnancy after contraceptive failure or unprotected sex.
- Plan B® should be taken within 3 days (72 hours) of unprotected sex and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by 89%. But the sooner you take it the more effective it will be.
- Plan B® is not RU-486 (the abortion pill); it will not work if you are already pregnant."
"People are very inclined to set moral standards for others."
---Elizabeth Drew, The New Yorker, 16 February 1987