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Why is the FDA relaxing abortion pill restrictions?
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    FDA relaxes controversial restrictions on access to abortion pill by mail.
    NPR (Moderate Left) • Factual Grade 87% • 4 min read

    The drug, mifepristone, is approved for use in combination with another medication, misoprostol, to terminate pregnancies up to 10 weeks and is sometimes used to treat women experiencing miscarriages. Today, about 40% of patients seeking abortions use pills rather than having a surgical procedure.
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    Before the coronavirus pandemic, doctors could prescribe the pills only to patients who were able to pick them up in person. But in response to Covid-19, the Biden administration suspended that requirement, allowing them to be mailed to patients instead. The decision by the FDA on Thursday makes that change permanent.
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    Major medical groups including the American Medical Association argue that since mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, it has built up a strong safety record. Nonetheless, mifepristone is subject to layers of restrictions beyond those applied to typical prescription drugs.
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    FDA loosens restrictions on telemedicine abortions as the Supreme Court considers rolling back Roe v. Wade.
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Why is the Justice Department ending settlement talks with migrant families?


    The news comes two months after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration was considering issuing payments to immigrant families of around $450,000 a person, for a total payout...

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How is the U.S. cracking down on forced labor in China?


    The Office of Foreign Assets Control said the eight firms were linked to biometric surveillance in China. That includes western Xinjiang, where the State Department declared [there...

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What is in the Biden administration's plan to increase commercial truck driving?


    Administration officials said the plan aims to get more drivers on the road in the coming months by making it easier and faster for them to get certified and by jump-s...

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Why is New York City banning gas hookups in new buildings?


    The City Council approved a bill banning gas hookups in new buildings — effectively requiring all-electric heating and cooking — after weeks of intense...

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