Latest Mifepristone Stories

2006-02-09 01:45:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian senators voted on Thursday to remove an effective ban on abortion drug RU-486 after two days of emotive, personal and passionate debate that saw two high-profile politicians reveal their experiences with abortion.

2006-02-06 01:01:10

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Scrapping Australia's effective ban on an abortion drug could open the way for risky backyard miscarriages, Health Minister Tony Abbott said as debate heats up ahead of a free parliamentary vote on the issue this week.

2006-01-12 10:09:25

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope

2005-11-30 18:05:00

Since the US Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone and misoprostol as abortion-inducing drugs in 2000, there have been four deaths due to profound shock caused by a bacterium called Clostridium sordellii, investigators report.

2005-11-03 14:09:11

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers frustrated with U.S. regulators' slow pace introduced a bill Thursday to force the Food and Drug Administration to decide whether the "morning-after pill" can be sold without a prescription.

2005-09-22 10:33:16

By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - Italy's health minister has halted the country's first experiment with the abortion pill RU-486, prompting accusations that the decision was politically motivated and not scientific.

2005-08-26 18:21:57

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials deferred ruling on over-the-counter sales of Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s "morning-after" contraceptive on Friday, sparking charges that repeated delays were motivated by politics rather than science. U.S.

2005-08-24 16:28:21

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - The G.D. Searle and Pfizer Inc. drug Cytotec is almost as effective as surgery for removing tissue that can remain in the uterus after a failed pregnancy, a test released on Wednesday has shown.

2005-07-20 18:01:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several conservative lawmakers on Wednesday urged Congress to order a halt to sales of the abortion pill RU-486 and require further safety review after the drug's maker announced that five women taking it had died from bacterial infections.

2005-07-18 17:53:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five women who took the abortion pill RU-486 have died from bacterial infections since its U.S. introduction nearly five years ago, the manufacturer reported on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.