Law experts argue that abortion drug withdrawal would 'undermine' the approval process
More than a dozen food and drug law experts argued on Wednesday that yanking the medication abortion drug mifepristone from the market would “undermine the drug approval process far beyond the context of mifepristone’s approval.”
The comments are in response to a Texas lawsuit challenging the 2000 approval of mifepristone, which is used in combination with misoprostol to end pregnancies within the first 10 weeks. Nineteen scholars from several universities — including Harvard and Stanford’s law schools — argued in an amicus brief that a preliminary order to withdraw mifepristone’s approval would be “unprecedented and inappropriate.”
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