Scientists mull resigning from the Advisory Board of the FDA over its choice to disregard its own experts and the interests of millions of women and men: "E-mails suggesting mass resignations are already flying around among people who were on this committee," says Michael Greene, a Harvard OB-GYN who serves on the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. "People are just hopping mad. The decision is blatantly contrary to the science and the facts, and so blatantly politicized." In December, Greene's panel and the Non-Prescription Drugs Advisory Committee voted 23 to 4 in favor of selling Plan B, a "morning-after pill," over the counter. The FDA almost always follows its outside experts' advice.


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