FDA Advisers Who Approved Yaz Tied to Drug Companies

Last month, the FDA asked a panel of outside experts whether the blood clot risk for newer birth control pills like Yaz and Yasmin was significant enough to pull the drugs from the market. The panel found that the risk is worth it to prevent pregnancy (which is an even bigger clot risk), but the narrow margin didn't… »1/12/12 10:28pm1/12/12 10:28pm


Newer Birth Control Pills Are More Dangerous, But Probably Won't Kill You

For those of us who like to convince ourselves that we're dying anytime we feel a tingle in our leg, the increasing amount of research that shows newer types of birth control pills, such as Yaz and Yasmin, have an increased risk of blood clots is disturbing. Now two more studies have shown that using these pills is… »11/07/11 10:23pm11/07/11 10:23pm