Margaret Hamburg

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Now That 15-Year-Olds Can Access Emergency Contraception, Can We Get Rid of Those Terrible Subway Ads?

    After an election season infused with contraception-bashing partisanship, on Tuesday the FDA lowered the age at which a person can access Plan B One-Step to 15. The federal government had required that women under 17 years-old obtain a prescription for emergency contraception, but in early April, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Mayor Bloomberg Criticizes Obama Administration's Decision on Plan B

    ​A "haggard-looking and hoarse-voiced" Mayor Bloomberg critiqued U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision tp prohibit girls under 17 from buying the morning-after pill over the counter. On December 7, Sebelius overruled a decision by FDA commissioner Margaret Hambur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    New York's Top Health Official to Head CDC

    New York's Commissioner of Health, it will be announced today, is about to become head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Thomas Frieden will replace the acting head of the Centers, Dr. Richard E. Besser. We mainly know Frieden for his health education campaigns, such as those concerning H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    New Yorker to Head Up FDA

    After coming down hard on the government's inadequate inspection of food processing plants, President Obama has vowed to improve food safety by reorganizing the FDA and tightening regulations. And who has he enlisted to help him? None other than former New York City health commissioner, Dr. Margar ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2007

    No Wafer for Rudy

    Giuliani campaigns as a Catholic, but he's on the outs with God

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Bestselling Bigotry

    Rudy's Book Bares a Black & Latino Hit List