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French morning-after pill wins U.S. approval

A French drugmaker says it has won U.S. approval for a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than the leading drug on the market.

The pill Ella from HRA Pharma reduces the chance of pregnancy up to five days after sex. Plan B, the most widely used emergency contraceptive pill, is effective only if women take it within three days of sex. Get the full story »