GOP lawmakers plan new bill to temporarily ban contraceptive

11/18/2004 | Washington Times, The

The legislation would suspend the sale of RU-486 while the Government Accountability Office conducts a six-month review of the process leading to FDA approval. One co-sponsor said questions remain about the FDA's approval of the drug, also known as mifepristone, under a protocol intended to deal with drugs treating life-threatening diseases. The action comes in light of the deaths of three U.S. women after taking the drug, but an FDA official said the agency has no evidence RU-486 caused the deaths.

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