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FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication

Posted 31 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making it easier for women to obtain a medication that induces abortion. Under changes announced Wednesday by the agency, women in most states who want the drug, called mifepristone (Mifeprex), will need to make just two trips to a doctor, instead of three. They'll also have 10 weeks from the start of their last period to use ...

Korlym Approved for Cushing's Syndrome

Posted 20 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 20 – Korlym (mifepristone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat endogenous Cushing's syndrome, a disabling disorder caused by overproduction of the so-called "stress hormone," cortisol. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands and increases blood sugar, making it particularly dangerous for people with diabetes. Korlym does not decrease production of ...

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