Posted by: Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Apr 05, 2013
Over-the-counter emergency contraception is now available for all! Today, the federal district court overturned the Obama administration’s age restrictions forbidding women under the age of 17 from purchasing over-the-counter emergency contraception without a prescription.
Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York has directed the FDA to lift the ban within 30 days, describing the previous restriction as “a ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Maura
on Feb 01, 2012
If you happen to be on a birth control pill manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., you should 1) probably pick up a pregnancy test after work, 2) also a box of condoms, 3) send Pfizer a bill for it, and 4) try not to cry. The manufacturer just voluntarily recalled one million packages of Lo/Ovral-28, Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol after they noticed a “packaging error.” The packets should consist of three weeks of active pills and one week ... Read More
Posted by: Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 18, 2010
Reports coming out of the FDA don't look good for Flibanserin, the drug that's supposed to boost women's libidos. Interestingly enough, the problem seems to be that the little blue pill doesn't cause an increase in sexual desire, but in the number of "sexually satisfying events." Firstly, let me be proud to report that I can banish this weirdo euphemism in favor of the word ORGASM. Secondly, what? This is a problem...why?
Before you get ... Read More
Posted by: Catie Colliton
on May 24, 2010
The FDA is deciding on whether or not to endorse the latest medication for lady problems: flibanserin. Dubbed the “pink Viagra,” this pill does what the little blue pill did for men in increasing their sex drive, supposedly.
The medication alters the chemicals in a woman’s brain into thinking more sexual thoughts, and apparently the German manufacturers are not sure how they came upon this potential gold mine of a pill (an ... Read More