Profits to Flow for Period-Stopping Drug
Joyce, Zanna, Herizons
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The first continuous-use oral contraceptive to be marketed specifically as a method to drastically reduce women's menstrual cycles is expected to be on the North American market as early as this Summer.
Currently under review by the US Food and Drug Administration. Seasonale, developed by Barr Laboratories, would reduce a woman's ovulation and menstruation cycles from an average of 12 a year to four. The estrogen and progestin content is comparable to standard oral contraceptives, but the hormones have a lower cumulative dosage. Normally, oral contraceptives reduce the growth of the lining in the uterus; Seasonale is designed to suppress it …
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Publication information: Article title: Profits to Flow for Period-Stopping Drug. Contributors: Joyce, Zanna - Author. Magazine title: Herizons. Volume: 17. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2003. Page number: 11. © 2008 Herizons Magazine, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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