FDA Asked To Add HIV Warning To Birth Control Label

By Jessica Corso (May 29, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT) -- Nearly two dozen doctors and scientists have signed off on a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to add language to Pfizer Inc.'s Depo-Provera birth control shot indicating that the shot could increase a woman's chances of being infected with HIV.

Heidi Jones, assistant professor at CUNY's School of Public Health, led her fellow petitioners in the letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff on Wednesday, which alleges two recently published analyses show strong ties between Depo-Provera and human immunodeficiency virus infection risk.

Currently, the label for the injection warns users that Depo-Provera does not prevent...

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