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Swedish medical board makes Norlevo available.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-27 March 2001-Swedish medical board makes Norlevo available(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

The Swedish medical board has decided that Norlevo, a medication used as an emergency contraceptive pill, is to become available without prescription from 2 April this year.

The medical board has emphasised that the pill is an emergency solution and should not be used on a regular basis, while also taking view that it is important that the pill is freely available. The pill protects against 95% of unwanted pregnancies when taken during the first 24 hours after unprotected sex while the rate is down to 58% if taken on the third day, according to Dagens Nyheter, a Swedish daily newspaper.

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Date:Mar 27, 2001
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