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For 'Father' of Abortion Drug, Vindication at Last

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Science  06 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5489, pp. 39
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5489.39

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BICÊTRE, FRANCE-- Étienne-Émile Baulieu has campaigned tirelessly for RU-486 (mifepristone), the "French abortion pill," to be made available to all women since it first went on the market in France in 1988. Last week's approval of RU-486 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will add the United States to the list of countries where the drug is available.