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Over-the-Counter Use Of Morning-After Pill Shot Down By HHS
2011-12-08 06:34:58

In an abrupt decision that has angered some and delighted others, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) intervened on Wednesday to prevent the FDA from making the controversial ℠morning after´ pill an over-the-counter medication available without a prescription to women of all ages. Known as the ℠Plan-B´ pill, the emergency contraceptive can prevent an egg from being fertilized if taken within 72 hours sexual intercourse. Since appearing on the U.S....

2011-08-01 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sharply criticized a new HHS "preventive services" mandate requiring private health plans to cover female surgical sterilization and all drugs and devices approved by the FDA as contraceptives, including drugs which can attack a developing unborn child before and after implantation in the mother's womb. "Although this new rule gives the agency the discretion to authorize a 'religious'...

2011-08-01 11:42:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) expressed strong opposition to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Obama administration's mandate that health care plans cover contraceptives with no cost-sharing to the patient. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) The 2010 health care law, commonly known as "Obamacare," requires coverage of preventive services for women to be covered with no cost to the...

2011-08-01 11:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital. These products may be counterfeit versions of the "morning after pill" and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Evital has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. This potentially ineffective and...

2011-06-09 13:29:58

Study finds women who are asked to make an appointment for a later date may not return, are at higher risk for another unintended pregnancy Women who receive a contraceptive known as an intrauterine device or IUD immediately following a first trimester abortion experience few complications and are less likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who delay getting an IUD by several weeks, according to a new study at Oregon Health & Science University. The findings are published in...

2011-05-23 01:00:00

TOKYO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), the biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Sosei Co., Ltd., its wholly owned Japanese subsidiary, will launch its emergency contraceptive pill, NorLevo(R) TABLETS 0.75mg, tomorrow 24 May, through the distribution network of its commercialization partner, ASKA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. NorLevo(R) is an oral emergency contraceptive, which is taken within 72 hours after...

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2011-04-28 13:31:44

A new study finds that more U.S. women seem to be using the "morning-after" pill now that the emergency contraceptive is available over-the-counter. Researchers found that about twice as many women ages 15 to 44 said they had used emergency contraception, compared with four to six years earlier. The emergency contraceptive Plan B has been available in the U.S. since 1999.  The pills cut the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex by stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg. However,...


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