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It’s National Women’s Health Week — Celebrate and Reminisce with the FDA

It’s National Women’s Health Week — Celebrate and Reminisce with the FDA

I admit, I didn’t know that this is National Women’s Health Week until I received a reminder in my inbox from a U.S. FDA mailing list, letting me know about the Food & Drug Administration’s role in promoting Women’s Health. They’ve published a brochure (available in both HTML and PDF versions) commemorating 100 Years of Protecting and Promoting Women’s...
Yaz, Yasmin and Ortho Evra patch increase risk of blood clots

Yaz, Yasmin and Ortho Evra patch increase risk of blood clots

Blood clots are a serious, if rare, side-effect of hormonal contraceptives. If left untreated, clots can lead to debilitating, or fatal, strokes. The increased risk of blood clots in users of some hormonal birth control brands has been the subject of several recent news stories. In early December, Health Canada asked Bayer Inc. to change the labels on Yaz and...
Pill-pushers

Pill-pushers

In the LA Times earlier this month, under the banner ‘oddities, musings and news from the health world,’ came a rewritten press release masquerading as one of the above that stated ‘Birth control pills using 24-day regimen may be more effective.’ Firstly, just from the headline, it is clear that this is one of those tell-us-what-we-already-know stories that only serve...
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