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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.

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.

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.

2006-07-31 17:49:56

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Non-prescription sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive could be approved for women 18 and older within weeks, U.S. health officials said on Monday after years of weighing whether to make Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Plan B pills more easily available.

2006-07-31 13:11:33

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Non-prescription sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive could be approved for women 18 and older within weeks, U.S. health officials said on Monday in a surprise announcement after years of delays.

2006-07-31 12:45:30

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Non-prescription sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive could be approved for women 18 and older within weeks, U.S. health officials said on Monday in a surprise announcement after years of delays.

2006-05-23 11:48:35

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican newspaper criticized on Tuesday comments by Italy's health minister in favor of the abortion pill, setting the tone for a drawn-out battle with the new centre-left government over its proposed social policies.

2006-05-18 12:38:15

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official on Wednesday defended its handling of the RU-486 abortion pill despite recent reports of deaths from rare infections in a handful of women who took the drug.

2006-05-17 17:50:36

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official on Wednesday defended its handling of the RU-486 abortion pill despite recent reports of deaths from rare infections in a handful of women who took the drug.

2006-05-11 13:53:08

By Susan Heavey ATLANTA (Reuters) - Reports of rare bacterial infections, including a handful of cases in women who have taken the controversial RU-486 abortion pill, are cause for concern and warrant further study, U.S. health experts said on Thursday.


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