The FDA’s REMS Restriction limits access to Self-Managed Abortions (SMAs)

Taylor Nichols
3 min readSep 22, 2022
Source: NPR

Did you know that the FDA has a restriction called the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (“REMS”) for mifepristone — 1 of the 2 drugs used for self-managed abortions (SMAs) or medication abortions in early pregnancy?

The FDA previously announced its intention to exercise enforcement discretion for the in-person dispensing requirement…

Taylor Nichols

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