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Texas abortion pill ruling could impact other FDA-approved drugs, vaccinations: HHS secretary

Posted on AllSides April 9th, 2023
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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said the move by a federal judge in Texas to block the approval of a type of abortion medication could have far-reaching effects on the status of other federally-approved medications and vaccinations. A federal judge in Texas last week issued a stay that blocked the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, one of two abortion drugs that has been available for over two decades. Becerra said the judge’s decision turned the FDA’s approval process “upside down.” “When you turn upside down...

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