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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Dr. Hager and Emergency Contraception

As you probably know by now, Dr. W. David Hager, member of the FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee, received a not too flattering write-up in The Nation this past week.   The article raises a number of issues about Dr. Hager and his work at the FDA, perhaps most importantly Dr. Hager's explanation (allegedly religious rather than scientific) for his decision to refuse over the counter status for 'Plan B' a form of emergency contraception.  The article is a rather eye-opening read.  NPR ran a story concerning Dr. Hager and noted that Senators Murray and Clinton were asking for further explanation of his Plan B vote.  Effect Measure has further information.  [bm]

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