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FDA makes abortion pills permanently available through mail and ["]telehealth["] by removing in-person restriction clinical examination
The FDA had temporarily allowed the medication to be available in such methods after a federal judge ordered it due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about virus exposure in health care settings. Now, the agency says it will leave those new policies in place - a key move by the Biden administration as the Supreme Court considers monumental cases that could limit abortion rights across the country.

The FDA, which first approved medical[sic] abortion in 2000, had always required the pills could only be prescribed after an in-person visit with a doctor physician. Women who are up to 10 weeks pregnant could received the medication.

Who is a "health provider"?
An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research institute focused on health care, found that only [state] licensed physicians can prescribe abortion medication in 33 states as opposed to advanced practice clinicians such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or nurse-midwives.
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Mail-order abortions are now available in the U.S. What does that mean for American [menstruating persons]?, Oct 2018: chemical abortion, Plan C, WHO.int, and Aid Access (NL)

archived garden noem "Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy" (REMS) , Thu Mar 13th, 2014, Mon Nov 4th, 2013, Tue Jan 22nd, 2008, Wed Apr 25th, 2007

by Cat on Fri Dec 17th, 2021 at 07:39:29 PM EST
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