Saturday, January 01, 2005

From the Montreal Gazette:
Women warned against popular birth-control drug
Canadian women should stop using Depo-Provera for birth control until more investigation into the controversial contraceptive is done, a Canadian drug expert says.

Health Canada documents show Depo-Provera, a birth-control shot its makers recently warned might cause permanent bone loss, is suspected of causing serious drug reactions in hundreds of Canadian women. Nearly 629,000 prescriptions were filled for the injected contraceptive in Canada in the 12-month period ending October, double the 304,000 prescriptions dispensed in 1999.

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