According to Mother Jones, a European company that makes an emergency contraceptive identical to the morning-after Plan B pill is set to warn consumers that the drug is completely ineffective for women over 176 pounds.
The European drug, Norlevo, begins to lose effectiveness after 165 pounds, Mother Jones reports.
HRA Pharma is changing its packaging information to reflect the weight limits.
If the report is true, it could carry significant implications for American women if also applicable to morning-after pills in the U.S.
Norlevo is chemically identical to many of the most popular emergency
contraceptive brands used in the U.S., including Plan B One-Step, Next
Choice One-Dose, and My Way. The American manufacturer of emergency
contraceptives didn't comment to Mother Jones, and the FDA has yet to
weigh in on the matter.
For more on this story from Mother Jones, click here.
Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >