Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ortho Evra news

A number of doctors are no longer writing prescriptions for Johnson & Johnson's Ortho Evra contraceptive patch after FDA issued a warning earlier this month regarding possible health risks for women using the patch, according to multiple sources such as the WSJ, Yahoo, and Reuters.

The FDA issued a warning earlier this November that women who use the patch have a higher risk of experiencing blood clots and other side effects than previously stated because the patch exposes users to about 60% more estrogen than standard birth control pills.

For more news, go to FDA.org.