FDA may allow generic form of preterm labor drug despite exclusivity agreement, Rick Santorum blames abortion for Social Security problems, and Iowa wants to ban Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of rape and incest – even though they don’t pay for any.
Preterm birth medication cost will go up 150 times due to exclusivity contract, FBI arrests suspect in Fresno Planned Parenthood arson case, Georgia moves to only allow abortions to be performed in hospitals, and Senator Rand Paul connects abortion, light bulbs, and his toilet. And he really hates his toilet.
The company that makes the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step recently asked the FDA to make it available over-the-counter for women of all ages. Sound good? It is and it isn’t.
Last week, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a contempt of court motion against the FDA for failing to make a timely decision on age restrictions for over-the-counter emergency contraception.
After carefully considering her situation and making a personal decision, a young woman heads to her local pharmacy. Unfortunately for this young woman, politics and an unwarranted age restriction have followed her to the counter and will deny her access to the emergency contraceptive she needs.
In Washington State, anti-choice Republican Dino Rossi challenges incumbent U.S. Senator Patty Murray, one of the more staunch women’s health and rights supporters in Congress.
An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration has found that a new emergency contraceptive is safe and effective, and labeling should not restrict access to product.
A review of the use of emergency contraception implies that women with EC on hand are just as likely to become pregnant as those women who didn’t have it at the ready. The lead author provides insights into the analysis.
One year after a federal court told the FDA to revisit their age restrictions related to over-the-counter access of Emergency Contraception, we’re no closer to seeing real change. The Center for Reproductive Rights has brought in the bunnies to see if they might get the FDA to “hop to it.”
A new study finds that induction of labor is on the rise in the United States but that evidence does not support the many reasons providers give for using various methods. What should pregnant and laboring women believe?