Technology Wins One Over Politics

Even one of our most reactionary administrations is reluctantly embracing technology. Faced down by overwhelming cries of dereliction of duty, including mine, last week the administration finally relented and allowed the FDA to approve over the counter sales of Plan B, commonly called "the morning after pill".

Plan B was pretty worthless as a prescription only product. As it’s name suggests, it’s likely to be bought the morning after, not the week before.

I’m not a fan of the restriction to 18 year olds and older, but at least we’ve got a compromise that accepts the fact that this product is effective and is not dangerous, which was the only reason that the FDA could have kept if off the market.

Now maybe we can get some common sense on stem cell research too please.