Training General Physicians in the Netherlands

Medabon the combination package mifepristone and misoprostol became available in the Netherlands in May 2015. Contrary to the other mifepristone products it was registered for distribution by regular pharmacies. This means that finally general physicians can prescribe it for the overtime treatment.

This caused a lot of media attention and again the difference of opinion on the legal status of the “overtime treatment emerged. The minister of health Schippers announced that she wanted to change the law to make it possible for general physicians to do the overtime treatment (however this is legally not required)
Women on waves organised an training for general physicians that was attended by 50 general physicians from all over the Netherlands.

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