Blood Clot Risk May Rise With Some Contraceptives: FDA

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday that birth control pills like Bayer AG's Yaz and Yasmin containing a certain synthetic hormone might make consumers more likely to have blood clots compared to users of other pills, according to a preliminary study.

“To put this risk into perspective, if the risk of developing a blood clot among women using other hormonal contraceptives is about six women in 10,000, then the risk of developing a blood clot among women using drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives would be about...
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