RU486 registration welcomed, but more detailed information needed

Mifepristone (RU486) has been available in Australia since 2006 through the TGA Authorised Prescriber Scheme but, under the provisions of registration, the drug will now be distributed through MS Health, a not-for-profit pharmaceutical subsidiary of Marie Stopes International Australia (MSIA).

Only medical practitioners recognised by MS Health as having completed their own free online training module, developed as part of a risk management program, will be able to prescribe the drugs for abortion.