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Abortion pill ruling could be "catastrophic" for new drug development

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2024
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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Supreme Court today will hear a challenge to the FDA's approval of mifepristone, a medicine used to help induce abortions.

Why it matters: Were SCOTUS to rule in favor of mifepristone's opponents, it could chill future biotech investment for almost every medical indication.

Zoom out: The core question in the case is over whether the FDA has sole discretion to determine a drug's efficacy and safety, or if courts also can play a role.

The former is how biotech has traditionally operated. It's not cheap, but at least the...

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