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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...

2011-02-16 15:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholics for Choice is deeply ashamed that one of the groups at the forefront of the continued attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Time and again we have seen US bishops, individually and collectively, denounce the excellent work done by these clinics and their staff. Today's attempt in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood is part of a vicious, deceptive smear to destroy an...

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2011-02-12 06:55:00

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd, the maker of the Plan-B morning-after pill is set to face the FDA in another debate over whether the contraceptive can be sold without a prescription for younger women and girls. Earlier this week, the company said it had asked the FDA for permission to sell the drug without any age limits, the latest round in a decade-long struggle over the emergency contraceptive. Only women older than 16 can now buy the pill without a prescription. Teva CEO Shlomo...

2011-01-12 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a meeting today in the nation's capital of a federal advisory committee on the new health care law, Family Research Council (FRC) expressed its strong opposition to designating abortion as a means of pregnancy-prevention. The Institute of Medicine Committee on Preventive Services for Women is hearing comments about regulatory mandates for women's preventive services under Obamacare. (Logo:...

2010-12-22 15:26:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: WPI) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a novel oral contraceptive product - the first and only low dose oral contraceptive to combine 0.8 mg norethindrone and 0.025 mg ethinyl estradiol in chewable form, with four 75 mg ferrous fumarate (iron) placebo tablets. Taken orally, once daily, the product is proven effective in lowering the risk of pregnancy. Watson's new...

2010-12-05 00:12:56

KwikMedâ“ž¢ has launched a new site to prescribe ella® , the only FDA approved online emergency contraceptive effective for up to 5 days after contraceptive failure. KwikMedâ“ž¢ is the exclusive online provider for ella® and is licensed by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional licensing to facilitate the prescribing of select FDA approved medications online. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 On December...

2010-12-01 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), announced today that ella® (ulipristal acetate) 30 mg, a novel oral emergency contraceptive, is now available for patients by prescription in the U.S. ella® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe and effective in helping to prevent unintended pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected intercourse (UPI) or a known contraceptive...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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