FDA raises concerns about label comprehension for OTC birth control pill ahead of adcomm
Perrigo is seeking to turn its daily contraceptive pill, known as Opill, into an over-the-counter option. But ahead of a two-day adcomm this week, the FDA laid out its concerns in briefing documents, pointing to efficacy questions and that women might not properly use the contraceptive without a doctor’s guidance.
In documents ahead of Tuesday and Wednesday’s joint meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Obstetrics, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee, FDA staff noted that the norgestrel tablet originally won approval for prescription use back in 1973.
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