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December 28, 1988
The Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a new prescription drug it said can prevent stomach ulcers that afflict some of the millions of people who take medicine for arthritis. To be marketed under the trade name Cytotec by G. D. Searle of Skokie, Ill., the drug--misoprostol--is to be labeled for use in patients at high risk for developing complications of stomach ulcers while on arthritis drugs. That would include the elderly and patients of any age with another serious illness.
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December 28, 1988
The Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a new prescription drug it said can prevent stomach ulcers that afflict some of the millions of people who take medicine for arthritis. To be marketed under the trade name Cytotec by G. D. Searle of Skokie, Ill., the drug--misoprostol--is to be labeled for use in patients at high risk for developing complications of stomach ulcers while on arthritis drugs. That would include the elderly and patients of any age with another serious illness.
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HEALTH
August 14, 2000 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Even as the abortion drug known as RU-486 traverses a bureaucratic obstacle course in the United States, women are finding ways to get abortions without surgery. "There is definitely a feeling that we need to explore other agents" for nonsurgical abortions, says Dr. Bryna Harwood, a researcher at USC. Doctors, usually those who also perform surgical abortions, will sometimes prescribe methotrexate, a low-cost cancer drug that has been in use since 1953, as an alternative to surgery.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1997 | From Washington Post
The European company that had agreed to manufacture the French abortion pill for sale in the United States is backing out of the project, according to a source knowledgeable about the situation. The decision may delay the drug's introduction here. The U.S. sponsor of the pill, the nonprofit Population Council, now must try to find a replacement manufacturer.
NEWS
September 29, 2000 | AARON ZITNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The abortion pill that the Food and Drug Administration approved Thursday is part of a two-drug regimen that can end a pregnancy in its early stages, essentially by causing a miscarriage. The FDA has approved it for use through the first seven weeks of pregnancy, but some doctors say they will offer it through nine weeks of pregnancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2005 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
Chaundra Smith got pregnant last spring. Awash in conflicting emotions, she was sure about one thing: Telling her parents wasn't an option. "I just didn't want to disappoint them," the Austin high school senior recalled. But when Smith telephoned an abortion clinic for an appointment, she learned that state law required what she so desperately sought to avoid -- that her parents be notified.
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