The Import Ban on RU486

The subcommittee reviewed the 1989 decision by the Food and Drug Administration to ban the importation of the French drug RU486. Testimony… read more

The subcommittee reviewed the 1989 decision by the Food and Drug Administration to ban the importation of the French drug RU486. Testimony was heard on the effect this ban has had on medical research in the United States and on the approval of new drugs which may have multiple benefits. RU486 is used in France as a successful alternative to surgical abortion. It also has been used successfully to treat brain cancer, breast cancer and Cushing’s syndrome. Researchers in the U.S. want access to the drug because its ability to interfere with human hormonal processes may have numerous other medical applications. close

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  • Myron Allukian President (Former) American Public Health Association
  • Sandra Barnes Representative U.S. Food and Drug Administration->Office of the General Counsel
  • Helen Byrne Vice President Cancer Patients Action Alliance
  • Ronald Chesmore Associate Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration->Regulatory Affairs
  • George Chrousos Section Chief National Institute of Child Health and Human Development->Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Wanda Guesnier Resident Lubbock, TX
  • Andrea Hecht President National Cushing's Association
  • Kathryn Horwitz Professor University of Colorado->Medicine
  • Lynette Neiman Physician National Institute of Child Health and Human Development->Developmental Endocrinology
  • James Nelson Resident Flemington, NJ
  • William Regelson Professor Medical College of Virginia->Medicine
  • John Seward Member American Medical Association->Board of Trustees
  • Solomon Sobel Representative U.S. Food and Drug Administration->Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • Beverly Zakarian President Cancer Patients Action Alliance
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The Import Ban on RU486

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Program ID:
15059-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 1990
Last Aired:
Nov 25, 1990

Airing Details

  • Nov 19, 1990 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 19, 1990 | 11:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 21, 1990 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1990 | 2:35am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 24, 1990 | 10:35pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 1990 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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