Health News

Birth Control Pills Under Fire Again
All medications come with risks. But some birth control pills come with more risk than others, leading France to consider limiting some birth control pills' use.
Risk of Blood Clots Associated With Birth Control
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of recent observational ( epidemiologic ) studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking drospirenone-containing birth control pills.
Birth Control Pill Debate Heats Up
The support of two advisory committees to the FDA for birth control pills with drospirenone is in question.  A industry watchdog group pointed out various relationships among committee members.
Do Birth Control Drugs Cause Blood Clots?
Women who use oral contraception, take caution: Birth control pills that contain the hormone  drospirenone may cause blood clots. Government officials are still examining study data and will decided whether the pills’ benefits outweigh the risk.
The Pill Alters Partner Picker
Polly Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Polly was on the pill, she might have picked something different than peppers. Polly may have picked a pumpkin instead. 
FDA Safety Alert: Women's Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about new information that is being assessed as part of their ongoing safety review of birth control pills that contain drospirenone . This review will further evaluate the risk of blood clots in women who use these products.