Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 12:09:00 CST From: Edward Callary Subject: Thanks to all who have written in response to my request for information on the origin of the name of RU486. They iterate the two stories which I have heard: first that RU stand for the lab which developed the drug: Roussel Uclaf of France; second that RU-486 is wordplay on they spelling: Are You For 86; 86 for killing, stopping, halting, aborting. Reminds one of the name of the computer HAL in 2001. Derived cleverly from IBM or not?