Ohio Court Says Law Bars Off-Label Abortion Pill Uses

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Responding to a request from a federal appeals panel, Ohio's highest court ruled Wednesday that a state law requires doctors prescribing mifepristone — also known as the RU-486 abortion pill — to follow the usage approved by U.S. regulators, including an admonition not to dispense the drug more than 49 days into a pregnancy.

In a split decision, the Ohio Supreme Court told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that the state's law on the controversial drug required doctors to prescribe the pill...
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