My picture
Thursday, March 04, 2021
1996 | 07 | 22
Search
Content
BY TYPE
BY CATEGORY
BY DATE
BY PUBLICATION
Updates
FEEDS
MAILING LIST
Enter your email address above to start
receiving email updates from this site.
This Page
Abortion Pill May Join List Of New Drug-Based Options
July 22, 1996

RU-486, the abortion pill recommended for approval by a regulatory panel, isn’t the only new abortion option for American women. Two other pharmaceutical methods for ending or preventing pregnancy may soon come into wider use — in large part because they involve drugs already on the market for other purposes.

The abortion pill cleared a major hurdle on Friday when an advisory panel recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve the product. The FDA could approve RU-486, also known as mifepristone, for use in the U.S. by early fall.

Three weeks ago, the same FDA advisory panel ruled that certain combinations …