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  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardner’s bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. “Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • Morning-after pill to be made available over the counter (for as young as 15)

    04/30/2013 4:22:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/30/2013
    On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sale of the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step to all women aged 15 and older. Plan B One-Step is the name of the drug, made exclusively by Teva Women's Health, Inc., which acts as an emergency contraceptive which reduces the possibility of pregnancy when taken up to three days after sexual intercourse. It is taken as a single-dose 1.5 mg tablet of levonorgestrel. Pharmacies and retailers with on-site pharmacies will have the drug on shelves, and those wishing to purchase it will have to provide proof of age....
  • FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

    04/30/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
  • Primatene Mist Breakthrough!!!

    09/11/2012 12:33:09 PM PDT · by khelus · 35 replies
    A. Abramson ^ | 09/10/2012 |
    I received an eMail with the following information: "... both WALMART and CVS PHARMACIES should now have available a brand new, over-the-counter EPINEPHRINE ASTHMA INHALER, called ASTHMANEFRIN, sold by NEPHRON PHARMACEUTICALS Please address any questions to them at 855-999-3926. No, this is NOT PRIMATENE MIST, but it has the SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT as Primatene Mist, EPINEPHRINE, and BEST OF ALL, UNLIKE PRIMATENE MIST, IT HAS NO ETHANOL!"
  • Disaster Inspires Brilliant Answers

    05/05/2011 10:23:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2011 | Tom Fowler
    From improvements in blowout presenters to improved systems for skimming oil if it does get out of a deep-water well, the offshore industry has spent the past year trying to avoid a repeat of the accident that killed 11 men and triggered the nation's largest offshore oil spill.
  • January 1, 2011 Changes to Over-the-Counter Eligibility for Reimbursement (Sig Heil Hussein)

    06/27/2010 3:39:41 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Discovery Benefits, Health Care plans all over America ^ | 4/6/2010 et al | Discovery Benefits, etc.
    On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...that includes changes to the classification of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs... Under the new health care reform legislation, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, medicines and biologicals will be eligible for reimbursement only if the request is accompanied by a doctor's prescription. This means items such as cough medicines, pain relievers, acid controllers, diaper rash ointment, to name a few, will no longer be reimbursed unless there is a doctor's prescription submitted along with the reimbursement request
  • Lynch amendment spooks DTCC (OTC regulation vs DTCC)

    03/03/2010 7:17:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 157+ views
    Risk ^ | 03/03/10 | Duncan Wood
    Lynch amendment spooks DTCC Author: Duncan Wood Source: Risk magazine | 03 Mar 2010 As dealers and legislators feud over reform of the over-the-counter derivatives market, at least one innocent bystander – New York-based post-trade utility the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) – has been caught in the crossfire. At the end of February, DTCC staff travelled to Washington, DC to voice their concerns. It's a real pain for them. It's one thing having a go at banks but the consequence of this amendment is that it's now sweeping up a utility as well At issue is an amendment...
  • Derivatives Markets Rebound As Reform Recedes

    10/18/2009 7:27:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 440+ views
    Derivatives Markets Rebound As Reform Recedes Robust trading activity in OTC derivatives products likely to continue as reform momentum dissipates. Guest Post by Oxford Analytica Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, particularly credit default swaps (CDSs), were faulted as a cause of the credit crunch, most prominently in a June 17 speech by US President Barack Obama announcing his administration’s plan for financial reform. This led to calls in the United States and elsewhere to regulate the CDS market. Regulatory outlook. Some of this pressure has been addressed indirectly by proposals such as the G20’s commitment to require all standardised OTC derivative contracts...
  • Kabuki on the Potomac: Reforming Credit Default Swaps and OTC Derivatives

    05/18/2009 8:39:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Kabuki on the Potomac: Reforming Credit Default Swaps and OTC Derivatives May 18, 2009 /snip We gratefully acknowledge contributions for today's comment from members of the Herbert Gold Society, an informal group of current and former employees of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve System. Despite bringing the world economy to its knees and costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in bailouts for events such as Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and American International Group (NYSE:AIG), the Masters of the Universe who run the largest Wall Street firms of have learned not a thing when it comes to credit...
  • Old Testament Challenge - Message 4 “God is With Us”

    02/24/2008 6:49:33 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 2 replies · 68+ views
    Northwood Community Church ^ | 9/29/2007 | Tim Riest
    Old Testament Challenge 4 - God Is With Us From a book By John Ortberg with Kevin & Sherry Harney On line links: Northwoods Community Church Willow Creek Church 9/29/07 Old Testament Challenge - Sermon Tim Riest “God is With Us” Genesis is very real—almost too raw. Genesis is exactly like today. There is murder, polygamy, favoritism, sibling rivalry, lies, stealing, war, incest, and homosexuality. Sometimes we feel alone. We need assurance of God’s presence. Kids want stuffed animals at night because they don’t want to be alone. Adults are the same way. God is: Transcendent – beyond...
  • Zyrtec Now Available Over The Counter

    01/24/2008 5:25:38 PM PST · by Dysart · 79 replies · 1,423+ views ^ | 1-24-08
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Starting Thursday, allergy sufferers can find the most-prescribed allergy medication available for over-the-counter sales. Zyrtec is the brand name for cetirizine and is approved to relieve allergy-related sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and also, itching from hives. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it for sale without a prescription in November.Dr. Rajan Merchant from Woodland Healthcare said it is the same formula as a doctor would prescribe."The efficacy is the same; the dosage is the same as the prescription strength. But the reason it is going over the counter is because we have enough safety data...
  • Spanish Doctors Oppose Over-the Counter Sales of Morning-After Pill

    05/25/2007 11:10:58 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 432+ views ^ | Friday May 25, 2007 | Gudrun Schultz
    Spanish Doctors Oppose Over-the Counter Sales of Morning-After Pill Stats show large increase in abortion rate paralleling emergency contraception distribution By Gudrun Schultz BARCELONA, Spain, May 25, 2007 ( - The College of Physicians of Barcelona is opposing plans to allow the distribution of the abortifacient morning-after pill in pharmacies without a prescription. Saying greater access to the pill will lead to more surgical abortions and more risks for the health of women, the College is opposing an effort by the Catalan Department of Health to make the pill available for over-the-counter sales, according to a report published by Spanish...
  • Serving an industry in flux {Energy}

    05/03/2007 6:02:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 3, 2007 | BRETT CLANTON
    The rise of state-owned oil companies and their growing appetite for everything from drilling equipment to seismic surveys will create opportunities for oil-field-services firms, panelists said this week at the Offshore Technology Conference. But doing business with national oil companies also presents complex challenges that may force the services firms — as well as traditional oil companies — to evolve if they want to participate in the growth. "You can either bury your head in the sand or modify your business model," said David Dunlap, chief operating officer of Houston-based BJ Services. The changing role of national oil companies has...
  • FDA Approves Nonprescription Sales of Plan B

    08/24/2006 7:37:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 470 replies · 6,281+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/24/2006 | Susan Jones
    The Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the "morning-after pill" on Thursday, but only for girls over the age of 18. The hormone pill, until now available only with a prescription, prevents implantation of a fertilized egg if it is taken within a few days of unprotected intercourse. Easier access to the drug known as Plan B has drawn strong opposition from conservative groups, who say it will end up in the hands of young girls, regardless of what the rules say. Focus on the Family is among the many groups that have argued against over-the-counter sales of...
  • President Bush Approves Over the Counter Early Abortion Pill, Pro-Life Base Decries Move

    08/21/2006 1:50:58 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 324 replies · 4,734+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 8/21/2006 | John-Henry Westen
    President Bush Approves Over the Counter Early Abortion Pill, Pro-Life Base Decries MoveBy John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, August 21, 2006 ( - For his pro-life supporter base, President George W. Bush stepped into one of the biggest political landmines of his Presidential career today with his approval of over the counter status for the abortion-causing morning after pill Plan B. A press release by Human Life International underscored the seriousness of the move as it was titled, "President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base." Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International commented, "President Bush's implied support for the...
  • Bush Backs Access to "Morning-After" Pill for Minors: Pro-lifers Say President Is Inconsistent

    08/21/2006 8:04:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Zenit ^ | 8/21/2006
    WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 21, 2006 ( President George Bush said he supports restricted access to the "morning-after" pill for minors, disturbing some pro-lifers who want the potentially abortion-causing drug banned altogether. "I believe that Plan B ... ought to require a prescription for minors. That's what I believe," Bush said at a news conference today. The president's comment was his first direct public statement on the issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach. Von Eschenbach, as acting FDA commissioner, has supported non-prescription sales of the...
  • Doctors: OTC Cough Syrups Not Effective

    01/09/2006 6:37:21 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 629+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 1/9/2006 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - Despite the billions of dollars spent every year in this country on over-the-counter cough syrups, most such medicines do little if anything to relieve coughs, the nation's chest physicians say. Over-the-counter cough syrups generally contain drugs in too low a dose to be effective, or contain combinations of drugs that have never been proven to treat coughs, said Dr. Richard Irwin, chairman of a cough guidelines committee for the American College of Chest Physicians. Drugstore shelves are crowded with cough syrups promising speedy, often non-drowsy relief without a prescription. But "the best studies that we have to date...
  • (Gov) Doyle (D, WI) OKs Plan B Lawsuit

    12/08/2005 12:37:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 59 replies · 611+ views ^ | December 8, 2005 | Judith Davidoff
    State wants FDA to release 'morning after' pill Gov. Jim Doyle (D, WI) has authorized the state to sue the federal Food and Drug Administration for delaying approval of over-the-counter sales of Plan B, the so-called "morning-after pill."The "FDA's postponements in making a decision is the result of politics, not science, and negatively impacts the health of women," Doyle wrote in a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager. Lautenschlager wrote Doyle last week asking for permission to file suit. Kelda Helen Roys, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, applauded the governor's move. "His authorization recognizes that women's health should...
  • US FDA official quits over contraceptive delay (Good Riddance)

    08/31/2005 3:07:58 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 482+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/05
    A senior women's health official at the Food and Drug Administration resigned on Wednesday to protest the agency's failure to approve over-the-counter sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive despite favorable recommendations from staff scientists. The FDA said Friday it was indefinitely postponing a decision on Barr Pharamceuticals Inc.'s (BRL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) bid to sell the Plan B contraceptive without a prescription. A decision that "continues to limit women's access to a product that would reduce unintended pregnancies and reduce abortions is contrary to my core commitment to improving and advancing women's health," said Susan Wood, the FDA's assistant commissioner for...
  • FDA mulls availability of drug for cholesterol

    01/14/2005 12:10:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 479+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2005 | Tom Ramstack
    The Washington Times FDA mulls availability of drug for cholesterolBy Tom RamstackTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished January 14, 2005 A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is scheduled to recommend today whether a drug aimed at treating high cholesterol should be sold from store shelves like common remedies for headaches, colds and allergies.     Merck & Co. and Johnson & Johnson, in a joint venture, have asked the FDA to let them sell a low-dose version of cholesterol-lowering Mevacor directly to consumers.     During the first day of a two-day hearing yesterday at a Bethesda, Md., hotel, FDA drug advisers questioned whether...