A subcommittee of experts from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has compiled an opinion that it will be approved for the first time in Japan for ``oral abortion medicine'' that performs artificial abortion with medicine.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will discuss it again in the subcommittee and formally decide whether to approve the approval, as it is necessary to consider it more carefully.
"Mefigo Pack" developed by the British pharmaceutical company Rhein Pharma stops pregnancy by taking two kinds of medicine in order, and it is possible to have an induced abortion without surgical treatment such as surgery. can be done.
The target is pregnant women up to 9 weeks pregnant, and Rhein Pharma applied for approval in December two years ago.
A subcommittee of experts from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held on the 27th was held privately, but it was concluded that it was okay to approve.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, in domestic clinical trials using this drug, 93% of pregnant women who wished to have an abortion finished within 24 hours, and about 60% complained of symptoms such as abdominal pain, but most of them were mild or moderate. It means that it was a symptom of degree.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided that this drug is of high social interest and that it needs to be carefully considered. Policy.
If approved by the subcommittee, it will be the first oral abortion drug in Japan.