Europe To Review Blood Clot Risks In Contraceptives

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- The European Medicines Agency on Monday announced that it will review the risks associated with third- and fourth-generation combined oral contraceptives, such as Yaz, after French regulators raised concerns that the drugs carry a higher risk of blood clots and should be restricted.

France asked for the review, the EMA said. France's health ministry announced this month that it would no longer reimburse third-generation contraceptive pills and asked doctors not to prescribe such pills unless a patient could not take earlier versions.

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