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2010-06-16 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a hearing to consider approval of a new drug application for an abortifacient drug, ulipristal acetate, as an emergency contraceptive, or a new "Plan B." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council's Director for the Center for Human Dignity, released the following...

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2010-06-15 14:52:55

US health regulatory staff said in documents released on Tuesday that a new, longer-lasting "morning-after" pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy appears to work with no unexpected side effects.

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2010-04-17 15:20:56

American women who live along the U.S.-Mexico border frequently buy over-the-counter oral contraceptives from Mexican pharmacies because they don't need a prescription and can send a friend to pick up the pills.

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2010-03-17 08:59:54

Providing emergency contraception to women in advance of need does not reduce pregnancy rates, despite increased use and faster use after unprotected sexual intercourse.

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2010-03-09 14:50:26

Swedish scientists are touting both the safety and effectiveness of home-based abortion medications for women who are 50 to 63 days pregnant.

2010-02-01 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) and HRA Pharma today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Watson to become the commercial partner for ulipristal acetate (UPA), a selective progesterone receptor modulator in the U.S.

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2010-01-29 13:50:00

The first morning after pill which can be taken up to five days after sex is raising concerns that it could promote promiscuity and trigger a rise in sexually transmitted diseases.

2009-11-02 00:30:00

TOKYO, November 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), the biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Sosei Co., Ltd., its wholly owned Japanese subsidiary, has entered into a definitive distribution agreement with ASKA Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

2009-10-28 14:44:05

A European study has defined the profile for the usage of long-acting contraceptive methods. The work, presented with the National Congress of Gynecology award, shows, amongst other things, that 10% of women use these methods, the majority over 30 years old.

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2009-10-20 11:10:00

The condom is now as popular as the pill for UK women, newest figures say.


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