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A once-a-month oral contraceptive

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Science Translational Medicine  04 Dec 2019:
Vol. 11, Issue 521, eaay2602
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aay2602

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When less is more

Reducing the frequency at which a patient must take a medication can improve patient adherence. Kirtane et al. developed an ingestible gastric resident dosage form that releases the contraceptive levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel was detected in the serum of pigs for 1 month after oral administration of a single dose. These preliminary results demonstrate progress that is an easy pill to swallow.

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