FDA to soon certify 50 contraceptives
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) said it will soon certify as much as 50 contraceptives as it assured the public that the evaluation and reevaluation of these contraceptives, including those covered by a Supreme Court (SC) order, “is aboveboard and transparent.”
The assurance was given by FDA Director-General Nela Charade Puno.
She also said the agency is now nearing the completion of the review in line with the certification and recertification of some 50 contraceptives.
Several of the contraceptives are covered by an SC order for recertification following a petition by a civic group.
The SC ordered the recertification of these contraceptives to obtain a conclusive finding of whether or not they can cause or induce abortion.
According to Puno, the evidences submitted by various groups either to support or oppose the approval of the contraceptives have been strongly considered and evaluated in this process.
“We are grateful for the interest and the productive participation of these civic groups in the process,” Puno said.