Scientific American Should Know Better
November 20, 2003 12:34 PM Subscribe
Perpetuating a common misconcetion about the "Morning After" pill and RU-486 Avrum Bluming, determined that my mom should try an experimental treatment, mifepristone, a synthetic antiprogestin better known as RU-486, the "morning after" contraception drug.
In a little throw-away line, Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer perpetuates the idea that RU-486
and the "Morning After" pill
are the same thing. They are entirely different
. In fact, mifepristone is not a contraceptive at all. Regardless of anyone's opinion about these two products, shouldn't Scientific American know better than to mistake the purpose of an FDA-aproved prescription drug?
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