News tagged with birth control pills

US recalls India-made birth control pills

A batch of birth control pills manufactured in India for US distribution has been recalled due to a packaging error that could make the pills ineffective, US health authorities said on Monday.

Feb 27, 2012
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New European pill works against uterine fibroids

New research offers hope for the first pill to treat a common problem in young women: fibroids in the uterus. The growths can cause pain, heavy bleeding and fertility problems, and they are the leading cause of hysterectomies.

Feb 02, 2012
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Too much information? Birth control choices abound

(AP) -- Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe and effective, including some that are even more reliable.

Dec 12, 2011
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FDA panel wants more risk information on Yaz pills

(AP) -- Federal health experts said Thursday that drug labeling for Yaz and other widely-used birth control pills should be updated to emphasize recent data suggesting a higher risk of blood clots with the drugs than older ...

Dec 09, 2011
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FDA favors more risk info on birth control pills

(AP) -- Federal health regulators are leaning toward adding new information about the risk of blood clots to the labels of widely prescribed birth control pills such as Yaz, in light of growing evidence that the newer contraceptive ...

Dec 06, 2011
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