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Parents of Abortion Drug Victim Sue Company and Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, 28 December 2004 12:00 AM

Officials with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) believe the potential for Mifeprex to cause significant harm to those who take it to be so serious that on Nov. 15 they strengthened the warning label that comes with the pills. "The new warnings to health care providers and consumers include changes to the existing black box on the product to add new information on the risk of serious bacterial infections, sepsis, and bleeding and death that may occur following any termination of pregnancy, including use of Mifeprex," according to an FDA statement.

A New York Times story reported that in addition to the three deaths linked to the drug, the F.D.A. has received 676 reports of problems. Among those were 72 cases of blood loss requiring transfusions and 7 cases of serious infections. According to the story the stronger warning label was a step in the right direction for Patterson's father but more steps should be taken. "Holly did not die in vain," said Patterson's father. "I'm not convinced this drug is safe and I still think it should be banned."

Some leaders in the pro-life community believe that regardless of the final verdict the case could be significant. Information about Mifeprex that becomes public as a result of the pre-trial investigation may prove to be embarrassing to the drug maker. The lawsuit also names Population Council; Planned Parenthood of Golden Gate, where Patterson received the medicine; the doctor who treated Patterson; and the operators of the hospital where Patterson died. None of the organization would provide comment. The amount of money sought in the suit was not specified.

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