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New FDA Warning Label for RU-486 Draws Fire

NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on the Federal Drug Administration's announcement of new warning language for labels on the drug Mifepristone, also known as RU-486. Both abortion-rights supporters and abortion opponents contend the FDA is putting politics over safety in their handling of the drug, which can be used for non-surgical termination of early pregnancy, defined as 49 days or less.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.
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