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RU 486

(är′yo͞o fôr′ā-tē-sĭks′)
n.
An oral drug that can terminate early pregnancy by blocking the action of progesterone.

mifepristone

An antiprogestin used with misoprostol, a PGE1 analogue, as a morning-after contraceptive for early pregnancy termination.

RU 486

Population control A synthetic 19-norsteroid abortifacient with potent antiprogestational and antiglucocorticoid properties Side effects Minimal pelvic pain, fatigue, nausea, headache; used for emergency postcoital contraception Potential uses for RU 486 Inhibition of ovulation, blocking of secretory endometrium, induction of labor, treatment of endometriosis and breast CA. See Contragestive. Cf Morning-after pill.
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Their statement read as follows: "We the undersigned, participants in the XIIth World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, regret the decision of Roussel-UCLAF to suspend the distribution of RU 486 (mifepristone), particularly in view of the recent approval of RU 486 as safe and effective by the drug regulatory authorities of the governments of China and France.
b) Children Born After Exposure To RU 486 And/Or Misoprostol
They are very unhappy about the National Abortion Rights Action League's glib pronouncements on the virtues of RU 486.
The trials are to involve a total of 1,000 pregnant women who will receive either RU 486 or methotrexate in one of four Canadian cities - - Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke, Quebec.
There are clear conflicts of interest involved in her administering the division which would presumably monitor distribution, review safety, and conduct post-marketing of RU 486.
The remaining 402 recruits got RU 486, which is also known as mifepristone.
Had reporters who uncritically accepted pro-abortion complaints bothered to read the transcript of a 1996 FDA advisory panel that examined RU 486, they would have seen that the reported FDA safety measures are intended to address some of the panel's major safety concerns.
patent holder of RU 486 - - cryptically indicated these were issues related to the "manufacturing" and "labeling" of the abortifacient.
The upshot is that even though RU 486 still lacks formal government approval, abortionists are reaping profits by getting insurance companies to reimburse the doctor's fees not covered by ARM.
The Clinton/Gore Administration lifted the Bush ban on importation of the chemical abortion pill RU 486, and ordered his appointees to facilitate the introduction of RU 486 into the U.
Making explicit the connection between "abortion access" and the new chemical abortion methods, Steven Eisinger and Eric Schaff, "pioneers" in the drive for methotrexate (another chemical abortifacient) and RU 486 abortions, stated directly in March 31, 1996, letter to the editor of the Ob.
Several recent news sources are now reporting that RU 486 may be on the market by the end of the year.