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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:28 AM

Justices show interest in Oklahoma abortion pill case

Source: Reuters

Justices show interest in Oklahoma abortion pill case

By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON | Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:13am EDT

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Thursday asked an Oklahoma court to clarify a decision striking down a state law that regulates the abortion-inducing drug RU-486.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court voided the law in December 2012 on the basis that it violated a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that set the standard for how courts should weigh abortion restrictions.

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The 2011 law prevents doctors from "off-label" use of the drug mifepristone, also known as the "abortion pill." It is sold by Danco Laboratories as Mifeprex, which is used with other medications to induce abortion up to seven weeks into pregnancy. The drug was approved by the FDA in 2000 subject to the instructions contained on the label.

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Opponents of the law, who support abortion rights, say the banning of off-label uses effectively prevented all medication-based abortions.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-usa-court-abortion-idUSBRE95Q0V020130627

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. Viagra was originally off-label. It was used

To treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Men who took it discovered enhanced penile circulation as a side effect. They are such hypocrites.

The generic name is sildenafil.

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