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Abortion pill withdrawn in Germany after financial losses

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7268.1041/a (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1041
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Distribution of the abortion pill, mifepristone (Mifegyne), in Germany is to be stopped by the end of 2000.

    The company that distributes the drug, Femagen in Bavaria, announced last week that it will stop distributing it to doctors and hospitals by the end of 2000 because of huge financial losses. Femagen orders the pill from the French producer Exelgyn.

    This year 96% of all abortions in Germany …

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