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U.S. FDA Approves New Oral Contraceptive That Also Raises Folate Levels
Date:9/24/2010

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(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Folic Acid: Recommendations. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/recommendations.html. Accessed on 9/22/2010.

(2) U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009;150:626-31.

(3)  The March of Dimes. Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center: Folic Acid. Available at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/hbhb_syndication/173_769.asp. Accessed on 9/22/2010.

(4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for the use of folic acid to reduce the number of cases of spina bifida and other neural tube defects. MMWR 1992;41(No.RR-14): 1-6.

(5) March of Dimes Folic Acid Surveys, conducted by Gallup. Available at: www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.  Accessed on 9/22/2010.


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