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2010-08-13 16:42:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved ella(TM) (ulipristal acetate) tablets for emergency contraception. The prescription-only product prevents pregnancy when taken orally within 120 hours (five days) after a contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse. It is not intended for routine use as a contraceptive. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-08-13 16:07:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), today announced that it intends to launch ella® (ulipristal acetate), a novel oral emergency contraceptive, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Watson's announcement follows the approval of ella® by the FDA as safe and effective in preventing unintended pregnancy for up to 120 hours - or five days - post-unprotected intercourse (UPI) or contraceptive failure....

2010-08-13 15:59:00

PARIS, August 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HRA Pharma announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for ella(R) (ulipristal acetate) as a prescription-only emergency contraceptive indicated for use within 120 hours (five days) of unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure. ella is not intended for routine use as a contraceptive. The approval is based on two Phase 3 studies that showed that ella significantly reduced the risk of...

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2010-08-01 08:24:03

Despite previous studies suggesting otherwise, a new study suggests that birth control pills work just as well to prevent pregnancy in obese women as it does in thinner women. Dr. Carolyn L. Westhoff of Columbia University Medical Center in New York and her colleagues found that as long as a woman -- no matter the size -- took the pill consistently, it prevented her ovaries from producing eggs. Reuters reports that previous studies have found that obese women are as much as 40 percent more...

2010-06-17 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities voiced "grave concern" to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its move toward approving a new drug that may induce early abortions as an "emergency contraceptive." In a June 17 letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston criticized the FDA's move to hold an advisory committee meeting on the drug Ulipristal...

2010-06-17 17:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This afternoon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel, considering the new "Emergency Contraceptive," Ella, which can also act as an abortifacient, voted against recommending ANY precautions or labeling that would inform women of the drug's abortifacient capabilities as well as health risks. Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, released the following statement: "The FDA is placing...

2010-06-17 15:34:00

PARIS, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- www.hra-pharma.com -HRA Pharma announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs voted 11 to 0 that the company's application provided sufficient information to conclude that ulipristal acetate is effective and safe for use as an emergency contraceptive. The committee's vote followed a review of data from the ulipristal acetate preclinical and clinical development program. Involving more than...

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

U.S. 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. The FDA said in its documents that data shows the one-pill treatment, called "ella" and made by French drugmaker HRA Pharma, is effective when taken as many as five days after unprotected sex. The FDA's panel of outside experts will decide whether to recommend the agency to approve the drug for the...

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2010-04-17 15:20:56

AUSTIN, Texas -- 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, according to a study by researchers from two University of Texas campuses and Ibis Reproductive Health. The research, conducted in the El Paso-Juarez area, suggests there is demand in the United States for over-the-counter birth control pills and that many U.S....


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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