• Who Makes Agency Decisions?
  • December 14, 2011 | Author: Ralph S. Tyler
  • Law Firm: Venable LLP - Washington Office
  • Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently decided to make the Plan B (the “morning after pill”) available over the counter without age restrictions to young teen girls. The recent Plan B decision is illustrative of the diminished policy role of agencies in this age of increased centralization of federal executive power. The Plan B decision is, therefore, instructive for those seeking to influence the direction of agency actions and for those contemplating legal challenges to agency actions.