Birth Control Patch Leads To Barfing, Sometimes Death

Despite what drug company ads » 10/13/08 3:00pm 10/13/08 3:00pm might tell us, birth control isn't all hot tubs and flirtinis. Actually, a lot of women have really terrible reactions to the myriad forms of no-baby elixir currently on the market, and on , Nicole Ankowski shares her particularly to the Ortho-Evra patch. Four years ago Ankowski affixed…

Lobbyist groups are banging down the FDA's doors, asking the agency to yank the birth-control patch Ortho-Evra off pharmacists' shelves and insisting that it poses high risk of potentially-fatal blood clots and at much higher rates of instance than the drug companies are disclosing. The higher estrogen levels that… » 5/08/08 2:20pm 5/08/08 2:20pm