Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Mon Dec 12 15:13:40 EST 1994

Merle Potchinsky () wrote:
> Does anyone Know how I may get a hold of RU486 (steroid hormone antagonist)
> domestically.  This is a regulated drug and can only be obtained from
> France.  I would be interested in knowing whether this could be obtained as
> a gift from a lab who uses it in the States.  I would only need a small
> amount for research purposes. Thanks.

I wanted to reply to you directly but you don't have a valid email address.

Anyways, you might try to contact the following companies:

Hoechst AG

Roussell Uclaf (the French producer of RU486, owned partially by Hoechst;
  I don't know whether they have an American subsidiary (?))

Celanese Corp. (an American company owned by Hoechst)

In my experience companies are quite generous with rare substances.


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