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FDA Updates Label For Abortion Drug, Making Access Easier In Some States
National Public Radio

The FDA has updated the labeling for the abortion-inducing drug Mifeprex, allowing it to be taken at a lower dose and with fewer visits to the doctor’s office.

The change brings the drug’s label into alignment with common medical practice in 47 states — and will make the drug more accessible to women in three states, where lawmakers had required doctors to prescribe the drug according to the original label.

Mifeprex is the brand name for mifepristone, also known as RU-486. (It’s not related to the emergency contraceptive known as the morning-after pill, or Plan B.)