USA: Lawsuit to let pharmacists dispense medical abortion pills, while Congress restricts abortions after 20 weeks

  Hawaiian Dr Graham Chelius has brought a suit with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and several healthcare associations to allow medical abortion to be offered on prescription at local pharmacies. The suit challenges a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirement that Mifeprex (brand name) be dispensed in clinics, doctors’ offices, and hospitals—rather than a pharmacy. Dr Chelius called the restriction medically unnecessary and burdensome. The island of Kauai in Hawaii lacks a single … Continued

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