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September 27, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Despite Yasmin Lawsuits, Bayer Presses On ]
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.
May 11, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Contraceptive Patches and Vaginal Rings Increase Risk for Blood Clots ]
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).
December 13, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ FDA Votes to Strengthen Warnings on Ortho-Evra Patch ]
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.
May 17, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ New Ortho Evra Warnings Buried in FDA Web Site ]
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.
January 14, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Ortho Evra Patch: Get legal help sooner than later ]
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…
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?Read [ Why is the Patch still Prescribed? ]
December 26, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Does Ortho Evra Patch Put Lives at Risk? ]
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.
December 16, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Ortho Evra Patch Side Effects— from Headache to Pulmonary Emboli ]
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.
December 11, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Laying Out Ortho Evra in Layman's Terms ]
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.
December 7, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ One Woman's Rough Patch with The Patch ]
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.
- Ortho Evra Patch: Convenience at What Price? By Jane Mundy (Dec-2-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch Would Be Banned, If It Were a Pill By Gordon Gibb (Nov-19-08)
- Hives, blood clot and breast cancer: was it from the Ortho Evra Patch ? By Jane Mundy (Oct-30-08)
- Ortho Evra—Out of Court, Out of Mind By Lucy Campbell (Oct-21-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch Complaints Span Six Years By Jane Mundy (Oct-15-08)
- Ortho Evra Settlements at $68 Million, and Climbing By Gordon Gibb (Oct-12-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch Victim thankful to be Alive By Jane Mundy (Oct-5-08)
- Mother warns daughter Never to Use the Ortho Evra Patch By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-08)
- Doctor Blamed Ortho Evra Patch for Aneurysm By Jane Mundy (Sep-19-08)
- Ortho Evra: the Known and the Unknown By Jane Mundy (Sep-3-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch Horror Stories By Lucy Campbell (Aug-26-08)
- Ortho Evra: She Was Only 14… By Gordon Gibb (Aug-18-08)
- Ortho Evra, the FDA and YouTube By Lucy Campbell (Aug-14-08)
- Ortho Evra: Estrogen Varies Depending on Where You Wear it. By Gordon Gibb (Jul-27-08)
- "Ortho Evra Patch Put Me into the High Risk Category" By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-08)
- Ortho Evra: 4.4 Seconds of Information that Could Change Your Life By Lucy Campbell (Jul-22-08)
- "I was a walking Time Bomb on Ortho Evra" By Jane Mundy (Jul-17-08)
- Did Ortho Evra Patch Cause DVT? By Jane Mundy (Jul-14-08)
- Teen on Ortho Evra Patch Suffered Pulmonary Embolism By Jane Mundy (Jul-8-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch: A Close Encounter with Death By Jane Mundy (Jul-2-08)
- Ortho Evra – What's The Body Count Really Worth? By Lucy Campbell (Jul-1-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch: Warnings and Settlements By Jane Mundy (Jun-27-08)
- Ortho Evra: Risks Known Before Contraceptive Patch was Approved By Gordon Gibb (Jun-14-08)
- Not a Migraine--but a Blood Clot--from Ortho Evra By Lucy Campbell (May-16-08)
- Public Citizen Wants Ortho-Evra GONE... By Gordon Gibb (May-9-08)
- Ortho Evra: Convenience at a Terrible Cost By Gordon Gibb (May-8-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch: Silence Is Not the Answer By Lucy Campbell (May-7-08)
- Ortho Evra Patch: Timeline of Events By Tony G (Aug-20-07)
- Doctors Hesitate to Prescribe Ortho Evra By Tony G (Aug-16-07)
- Ortho Evra Patch Versus Traditional Contraceptives By Tony G (Aug-9-07)
- Lawsuits Filed Over Ortho Evra Patches By Heidi Turner (Jul-27-07)
- Ortho Evra Patch: 20-year-old Katie's Account By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-07)
- Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch: Injuries and Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Jul-15-07)
- Ortho Evra Patch Victim: I Want to Warn Others By Jane Mundy (Jul-13-07)
- Follow-Up with Ortho Evra Patch Victim By Jane Mundy (Jul-1-07)
- Ortho Evra Patch: 18-year-old Suffered Two Strokes By Jane Mundy (Jun-19-07)
- Ortho Evra Patch: Full-Blown Stroke By Jane Mundy (Jun-17-07)
- Ortho Evra Patch: How Safe are the Clinical Trials? By Jane Mundy (May-30-07)
- Doctors and Lawyers Respond to Ortho Evra Concerns By Heidi Turner (May-20-07)
- Another class action lawsuit against Ortho Evra Makers By Jennifer Aikman (Aug-4-06)