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2008-10-06 09:00:57

The moral debate over the supply of emergency contraception continues to rage on in the pages of pharmaceutical journals nationwide, and Ruth Johnson's case is by no means unique. According to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, pharmacists are within their rights to refuse any professional service - including the supply of emergency hormonal contraception - on the basis of moral or religious grounds. The Telegraph's health reporter SHARON BAKER spoke to members of local...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. For the second quarter of 2008, Corcept reported a net loss of $4.4 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.04 per share, for the second quarter of 2007. For the first six months of 2008, the company reported a net loss of $8.3 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to a net loss of $4.0 million, or $0.13 per share, for the same...

2008-07-21 06:00:17

Repros Therapeutics Inc. (NasdaqGM:RPRX) today announced that the results of the initial Phase I/II clinical trial of Proellex(R) which was conducted in Europe are to be published in US Obstetrics and Gynecology Review in early August. In this study, women with fibroids were treated with Lucrin(R) (also known as Lupron(R)), one of three doses of Proellex, or placebo. Decreases in fibroid size were detected by ultrasound and there was a notable reduction in vaginal bleeding. The drug appeared...

2008-06-27 12:02:19

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley [R-Iowa] is continuing to criticize what he considers to be the troubling industry ties of some medical researchers and doctors. Grassley serves as the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. In early June, he released information alleging a group of Harvard psychiatrists received more than $4 million from drug companies that they didn't report to the university. On June 23, he...

2008-06-17 18:00:07

The oral use of RU-486's companion drug misoprostol is safe but vaginal use may undermine the body's immune response, U.S. researchers suggest. University of Michigan scientists says that the drug misoprostol is U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved to be taken by mouth along with RU-486 to end a pregnancy. However, many women have received the drug vaginally as part of the two-drug combination, a method of delivery not evaluated by the FDA, Dr. David Aronoff says. The study,...

2006-08-24 16:09:49

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The "morning-after" contraceptive pill can be sold to those 18 and older in the United States without a prescription, the Food and Drug Administration ruled on Thursday, ending a three-year battle over the morality of wider access and use by teenagers. The FDA ordered Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Plan B pills must stay behind pharmacy counters to prevent those under 18 from receiving the drug without a prescription. Backers welcomed the...

2006-08-24 15:42:39

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The "morning-after" contraceptive pill can be sold to those 18 and older in the United States without a prescription, the Food and Drug Administration ruled on Thursday, ending a three-year battle over the morality of wider access and use by teenagers. The FDA ordered Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Plan B pills must stay behind pharmacy counters to prevent those under 18 from receiving the drug without a prescription. Backers welcomed the...

2006-08-24 18:01:29

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A "morning-after" contraceptive can be sold to adults in the United States without a prescription, health officials ruled on Thursday, ending a three-year fight over wider access and use by teenagers. The Food and Drug Administration said Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Plan B pills must stay behind pharmacy counters to prevent girls under 18 from getting the drug without a doctor's order. Backers welcomed the decision but balked at the age limit,...

2006-08-24 10:03:19

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adult women can buy a "morning-after" contraceptive without a prescription, U.S. health officials said on Thursday after a three-year political battle over wider access. Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Plan B must stay behind pharmacy counters, the Food and Drug Administration said. Women must show proof they are at least 18 to buy the emergency contraceptive pills without a prescription, and younger girls still need a doctor's order. "When used...

2006-08-21 14:47:09

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he supports restricting access to emergency contraception for minors, as regulators weigh wider access to the "morning-after" pill. Bush's comment was his first direct public statement on the politically charged issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach. While he did not specifically support wider access to the...


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