Happy Birthday Pill

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/health/04pill.html?pagewanted=1&hp

I especially like the comparison to Christianity:

“In regulatory terms, the pill brought about a kind of reformation: just as Martin Luther insisted that individual Christians could communicate directly with God without the mediation of priests, the pill eventually led the F.D.A. to communicate directly with patients without going through doctors.”

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