Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Newer birth control pills raise clot risk, group warns

I don't think this will probably go anywhere either in the States or Canada, but for your information, desogestrel is an active ingredient in the following Canadian products: Linessa, Orthocept, and Marvelon.

From CBC News:
Some newer, low-dose birth control pills double the risk of potentially dangerous blood clots compared with older contraceptives and should be banned, a U.S. consumer group says.

Public Citizen filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to stop the sale of birth control pills containing a type of progestin called desogestrel. ...more

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