New Emergency Contraception Approved

I love when people surprise me. Today, before our course started, one of the young (male) Army JAGs came up to me to discuss a news item he had read recently. He told me he had heard there was a new “morning after” pill that had just been approved by the FDA (I 1st posted on it earlier in the year), and he wanted to know if this would change how we take care of sexual assault patients. That’s a fantastic and very thoughtful question from a prosecutor, and one I didn’t expect. I think eventually it will change our practice, although not any time soon. We’re only finally getting people to move to Plan B, and this will undoubtedly be more expensive. It also made me realize that I hadn’t yet posted this particular news item.

If you’re interested in the full prescribing information, you can read all 11 pages here (PDF).