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  •  To answer MsWing’s question (0+ / 0-)

    about the magical age of 17.  As the court explains, the sole justification for the age restriction was that there was no adequate data to support use by women 16 and younger.  But there was good data supporting safe use by 17 year olds.  So the court felt comfortable saying there’s no need to kick it back to the FDA on the 17 year old question – it’s obvious they should get non-prescription access.  The court felt it best to leave it to the expertise of the FDA as to whether the drug can be used safely by those younger than 17.

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