Though the abortion drug RU486 was available in Australia for last six years, its import and distribution control was in the hands of a few doctors.
Seeing the increasing need of the drug, Marie Stopes International, a reproductive health group, passed an application to include the drug in the Therapeutic Goods Administration's register. The application has been approved and the abortion drug has been included in the TGA's register.
It shall however, be noted that the drug will now be widely available, but the group will make sure that no misuse of the drug is being done. The group will have to ensure that only recognized medical practitioners' gets permission to prescribe the drug. The practitioners' will then be given complete knowledge about the drug.
It has been done to ensure the safety of women, as the drug has caused a death in 2010. The woman was also treated at a Marie Stopes clinic and later it was found that she suffered from an infection known as sepsis, which caused her death.
The infection is said to be a known and rare side effect of having the drug. This is the reason that stern safety measures are being adopted by the group and the TGA in regard to the drug.
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