FDA official resigns over emergency contraception decision

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:532
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The assistant commissioner for women's health at the US Food and Drug Administration, Susan Wood, has resigned after the agency's announcement on 26 August 2005 that it was to postpone a decision on over the counter emergency contraception for teenagers (BMJ 2005;330: 1466-7, 25 Jun). This was despite the fact that it had promised US senators that it would decide by 1 September, and the drug had …

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