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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Over 600 Adverse Events, Including Multiple Deaths, Reported to FDA Involving Abortion Pill RU-486

Over a period of four years, there have been 607 serious adverse events associated with the so-called “abortion pill” RU-486 reported to the FDA. These include five deaths, 68 cases of severe bleeding that required transfusions, and 66 cases of infection.RU-486 was approved in the U.S. by the FDA in September of 2000, for the termination of early pregnancies. Since then, over 460,000 doses have been administered, while the drug has been linked to a total of eight deaths.The 607 complaints were reported between September 2000 and September 2004. Of these there were 237 cases of hemorrhage reported, with one resulting in death. 42 were determined to be life-threatening. Of the reported cases of infection, there were seven incidences of septic shock ( when an infection enters the blood stream and endangers major organs) two of which ended in death.Seventeen of the reported complications occurred because women had an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy when they took the drug. Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg is implanted in an area outside the uterus, and can be deadly. Eleven cases resulted in ruptures and one in death.Diagnosis of the potentially deadly compilcations of RU-486 is often delayed by the fact that the initial warning signs of serious illness, like abdominal cramping, nausea and vomiting are also frequent side effects of the drug itself.


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