May 10, 2013 Print

FDA Looks at New Regs for Caffeine Days After OK-ing ‘Plan B’ for Teens

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by Jerry Cox, president of the Arkansas Family Council

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) it will investigate the safety of caffeine in food products, particularly its effects on children and adolescents.

In an official statement the federal agency said it is “particularly concerned about children and adolescents and the responsibility FDA and the food industry have to protect public health.”

This announcement comes just a little over a week after the agency announced the emergency contraception pill “Plan B,” which arguably is an abortion-inducing drug, will be available over the counter to children as young as fifteen; they will not need to talk to a pharmacist, consult a doctor, or involve their parents in the transaction in any way.

Emergency contraception has been called “human trafficking’s best friend” and many are concerned deregulating it will only make it more difficult for authorities to stop human trafficking. Apparently, however, the FDA is worried caffeine may present a more grave danger to teens.

Read the FDA’s statement on its caffeine research.

Read the agency’s new rules and regulations governing “emergency contraception.”

Read “FDA Approves OTC Emergency Contraception for 15 Year Olds.”

Read “Morning-after Pill: Human Trafficking’s Best Friend?”

Learn more about the Arkansas Family Council.



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