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Tons of released drugs taint US water

(AP) -- U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water - contamination the federal government has consistently ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Environment
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'Morning After Pill' Works up to 5 Days After Sex

( -- A team of researchers from the United States and Europe has published new evidence supporting the use of ulipristal acetate as an effective alternative to levonorgestrel (marketed as Plan B®) for emergency ...

dateFeb 22, 2010 in Medications
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50 years on, the pill still changes lives

On Sunday, men and women around the world will mark an event 50 years ago that revolutionized their lives -- the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the birth control pill.

dateMay 05, 2010 in Medications
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