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Despite Yasmin Lawsuits, Bayer Presses On

Despite Yasmin Lawsuits, Bayer Presses On September 27, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Her user name is Eve84 and she's very concerned about Yasmin birth control, according to a message board posting back in February.
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Contraceptive Patches and Vaginal Rings Increase Risk for Blood Clots

Contraceptive Patches and Vaginal Rings Increase Risk for Blood Clots May 11, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Copenhagen, Denmark Women may be at higher risk for blood clots with non-oral contraceptives, which include the Ortho Evra patch and NuvaRing compared with birth control pills, according to results of a study just published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
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FDA Votes to Strengthen Warnings on Ortho-Evra Patch

FDA Votes to Strengthen Warnings on Ortho-Evra Patch December 13, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC A post-marketing report released in October by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the safety of new generation contraceptives reportedly states that the Ortho Evra Patch from Johnson & Johnson's Janssen division, and the norelgestromin/estradiol vaginal ring, are associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolic events (VTE), compared with contraceptives containing lower doses of estrogen. The Ortho Evra Patch and the ring both contain higher levels of estrogen compared with older or second generation birth control pills.
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New Ortho Evra Warnings Buried in FDA Web Site

New Ortho Evra Warnings Buried in FDA Web Site May 17, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC A revision to the black box warning on Ortho Evra transdermal birth control patch with regard to the risk for thrombosis and blood clots is, indeed, covered by a safety alert on the official Web site of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a release dated March 11 of this year.
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Ortho Evra Patch: Get legal help sooner than later

Ortho Evra Patch: Get legal help sooner than later January 14, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC In 2004 Susan started wearing the Ortho Evra patch. She was 18 at the time and was prescribed the patch to help control migraines; her doctor thought she had a hormone imbalance. Her doctor didn't think that the patch would almost kill her…
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Why is the Patch still Prescribed?

Why is the Patch still Prescribed? January 4, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
In July 2005, a study released by the Food and Drug Administration showed that users of the Ortho Evra birth control patch were three times more likely than users of the pill to develop blood clots, which can lead to more serious Ortho Evra side effects and can be fatal. So why is the Patch still in the marketplace?
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Does Ortho Evra Patch Put Lives at Risk?

Does Ortho Evra Patch Put Lives at Risk? December 26, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Odessa, TX This is likely not what the makers of the Ortho Evra patch had in mind when they developed the birth control patch: women suffering life-threatening complications and a string of lawsuits alleging the company put women's lives at risk. Yet that is what has happened. Lawsuit after lawsuit has been filed claiming that the Ortho Evra birth control patch caused blood clots and other serious conditions in women whose only goal was to avoid a pregnancy.
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Ortho Evra Patch Side Effects— from Headache to Pulmonary Emboli

Ortho Evra Patch Side Effects— from Headache to Pulmonary Emboli December 16, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Women who wear the Ortho Evra patch may want to pay more attention to minor side effects, such as headaches and leg aches. In Lisa's case, going to the emergency room because she had respiratory problems may have saved her life. "It was discovered after testing that I had pneumonia, and after additional X-rays they found pulmonary emboli," she says.
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Laying Out Ortho Evra in Layman's Terms

Laying Out Ortho Evra in Layman's Terms December 11, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Raritan, NJ New Ortho Evra patch lawsuits continue to be filed. Public Citizen continues to push for a ban. And the Ortho Evra birth control patch continues to pose a risk for women, and even children who have been put on birth control. And yet the Ortho Evra birth control patch continues to be marketed.
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One Woman's Rough Patch with The Patch

One Woman's Rough Patch with The Patch December 7, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA The Ortho Evra patch, which enjoyed the most successful launch in contraceptive-products history as a lamb-in-waiting, has turned out to be a marauding lion for thousands of women who have suffered ill effects from Ortho Evra birth control. Sadly, the Ortho Evra birth control patch has resulted in dozens of deaths. The youngest was 14.
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