FDA assistant commish resigns in protest of Plan B decision

Susan Wood, assistant commissioner for women's health at the FDA, resigned to protest the agency's handling of Plan B, claiming that it was politically motivated. Commissioner Lester Crawford claimed that science was the reason for delaying the decision, but Wood said that when she asked a colleague in the commissioner's office when the decision would be made, the answer was, "We're still awaiting a decision from above; it hasn't come down yet."

Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt responded to Democratic Senators Clinton and Murray, who only allowed Crawford's nomination after he promised a resolution on Plan B, by saying, "The commitment was they would act; sometimes action isn't always yes and no. Sometimes it requires additional thought."

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