Monday, February 09, 2004

Birth control patch finally hits Canadian stores
Canada's first contraceptive patch has arrived.

Evra, which was approved for sale in this country nearly 18 months ago by Health Canada, is finally hitting Canadian pharmacies, makers Janssen-Ortho said Wednesday.

Evra is a transdermal contraceptive, meaning the drug makes its way into a woman's system via a small patch worn on the skin. It provides the same protection against unwanted pregnancies as birth control pills.

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