Posts tagged "mifepristone"

FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression, but Could Cost Up to $34,000

The Food and Drug Administration approved brexanolone, an intravenous medication specifically designed to treat postpartum depression that is expected to be sold under the brand name Zulresso in June, for a hefty price tag of about $34,000. The drug works quickly, with effects taking place within 48 hours. However, the medication itself is delivered by...

Michigan House Renews Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Early Thursday morning, the Michigan statehouse passed a bill renewing the 2012 “telemedicine ban,” which is set to expire at the end of December. Governor Snyder is expected to sign the bill into law before the New Year when newly-elected Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer takes office. The “telemedicine ban” prevents doctors from prescribing an abortion-inducing...

ACLU Sues FDA Over Mifepristone Restrictions

A Hawaiian doctor, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, has launched a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for placing unnecessary restrictions on Mifepristone, also known as Mifeprex, a pill used for medical abortions.

FDA Expands Access to Medication Abortion

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made mifepristone (the early option of abortion by pills, or medication abortion) more accessible to women, but still kept in place unnecessary regulations.
Arizona Judge Blocks Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

Arizona Judge Blocks Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

An Arizona judge permanently blocked an anti-abortion law on Thursday that would have severely restricted access to medication abortions.
Mifepristone: More Than An Abortion Pill – A Lifesaver for Women

Mifepristone: More Than An Abortion Pill – A Lifesaver for Women

Although drug mifepristone is most commonly used for early abortion, Beth Jordan, MD., explains why it should also be widely available to treat life-saving medical and mental health conditions that disproportionately impact women.
Medication Abortion Access Threatened by Oklahoma Court Ruling

Medication Abortion Access Threatened by Oklahoma Court Ruling

An Oklahoma state district court judge has refused to block a state law restricting medication abortion, clearing the way for the law to go into affect on November 1.
North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions

North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions

The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early, non-surgical abortions in the state to go into effect immediately.
Supreme Court to Decide New Abortion Pill Case

Supreme Court to Decide New Abortion Pill Case

An Oklahoma law that could outlaw all drug-induced abortions - and could have a sweeping impact on other abortion laws across the nation - is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.