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07 February 2011

First anti-premature birth drug approved

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to help prevent premature birth in women who have had at least one previous preterm delivery.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to help prevent premature birth in women who have had at least one previous preterm delivery.

According to the March of Dimes, preterm birth, or the birth of a baby at less than 37 completed weeks of pregnancy affects one in eight babies born in the United States, she noted.

 
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