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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.
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.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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