Bloomberg Law
June 11, 2020, 4:12 PM

FDA Opposes Doctors’ Request to Ease Access to Abortion Pill

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration shouldn’t be blocked from requiring that a drug used to induce abortions must be dispensed in person at a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office, the agency told a federal court in Maryland.

The in-person dispensing requirement addresses serious health risks associated with mifepristone, one of a two-drug regimen used in medication abortions, the agency said in a brief Wednesday. FDA urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to deny a motion for a preliminary injunction that would require it to allow women to receive the drug through the mail.

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