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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,...

2011-04-18 21:07:33

Drospirenone, the top-selling oral contraceptive marketed as Yaz or Yasmin in the U.S. and Canada, doesn't carry any more risk of gall bladder disease than the older generation of birth control pills, despite claims by some consumers and lawyers in both countries, according to a new study by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher Mahyar Etminan. In the study, published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), Etminan and...

2011-04-05 16:27:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today secured a sweeping victory for pro-life pharmacy owners in Illinois after a legal battle lasting six years. A state court in Illinois today issued a decision striking down a state law that compels pharmacy owners to dispense Plan B and other forms of emergency contraception, even if doing so violates their religious or moral beliefs. In August 2009, a...

2011-02-23 13:17:57

Rates of unintended pregnancies and abortions decrease significantly when women receive a one-year supply of oral contraceptives, instead of being prescribed one- or three-month supplies, a UCSF study shows. Researchers observed a 30 percent reduction in the odds of pregnancy and a 46 percent decrease in the odds of an abortion in women given a one-year supply of birth control pills at a clinic versus women who received the standard prescriptions for one "“ or three-month supplies. The...

2011-02-23 00:29:00

TOKYO, Japan, February 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, was granted approval for its emergency contraceptive pill, NorLevo(R) TABLETS 0.75mg, by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). NorLevo(R) has thus become the fist emergency contraceptive pill available in Japan. NorLevo(R) is an oral emergency...

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2011-02-18 09:50:18

A new look at medical literature found no link between heart attacks and the so-called mini-pills contrary to indication reported earlier that women on the popular contraceptive have a higher risk of heart disease, Reuters Health is reporting. Brands such as Micronor and Ovrette, contain the hormone progestin, but not the estrogen of traditional birth control pills. The results also held for other progestin-only birth control implants and shots. Women worldwide take progestin-only...