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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:43 PM
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26. I suspected as much.
I did not get involved in the process, this was a decision of Kathleen Sebelius

Sebelius is hiding behind a pretty weak argument about safety in young teens. "Kids might just take 'em like candy if they can get them OTC, and we have no data on the safety of such abuse of this pill." Well, are 17-year olds taking them like candy? Are 11-year olds likely to have the financial resources to purchase these pills several times per week or more?

I may be assuming a bit about Sebelius's motives here but I strongly suspect she would have reached a different decision in about 11 months' time... after the election.

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