From: Ruth Schaffer
There was a small blurb in the Boston Globe this morning...
RU486 has received a letter of preliminatry approval from the
FDA after their study of the US trials of the drug... all they
are waiting for for final approval is manufacturing info and
labeling info... they have passed the first major hurdle in
approval... the drug has been proven safe and effective for the
purpose of abortion when used in conjunction with misoprostol...
The trials conducted by the NY based Population Council a non
profit health research organization...Population Council
currently hold the US patent on the drug... the drug currently
is being manufactured in China but is not being actively
exported.. The Population Council says there are several
maufacturers willing to produce the drug...