PHARMA/POLICY: Quick Plan B update with UPDATE

For those of you still playing along at home, it now looks like the FDA is going to make a final decision on the status of Plan B by September 1. So that should get us to a confirmation of Crawford as FDA Commissioner soon thereafter, although if Plan B is over-ruled I doubt whether the Democrats holding up the confirmation will be best pleased.

Meanwhile one of my dinner companions last night (can you guess the gender?) scoffed at the need for Plan B anyway, saying that if you just take 3-4 normal contraceptive pills it works exactly the same way. I timidly pointed out that if a woman had contraceptive pills lying around the house she probably wouldn’t need Plan B in the first place.

UPDATE: Late Monday Crawford was confirmed as commissioner.