Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 22:05:34 -0500 From: Abigail Sarah Margulies Subject: Eighty-six On Wed, 2 Nov 1994, Edward Callary wrote: > 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. I've been trying to track down the derivation of "86." Does anyone know where it comes from? Abbie