FDA calls for sobriety On contraceptives row
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) today asked the various groups involved in the issue on the reevaluation and recertification of contraceptives to “exercise sobriety” and “keep the productive dialogue going”.
FDA Director-General Nela Charade Puno issued the call in the wake of what the FDA said is “an escalating attack on the integrity of the agency and its processes” as it comes closer to concluding its review of the contraceptives products.
The ongoing FDA review followed a recent Supreme Court (SC) statement that it may lift the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the country’s Reproductive Health Law as soon as the FDA completes the required public hearing and technical review process on contraceptives which do not induce nor cause abortion.
The TRO was issued at the instance of the Alliance for the Family Philippines, Inc. (AFLI), an anti-RH group.