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FDA Posts Questions and Answers About Increased Risks of Blood Clots With Birth Control Like Yaz and Yasmin

The FDA has posted questions and answers that provide a safety overview of Yaz and Yasmin. The link to the questions and answers is: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm273039.htm The FDA provides answers to the following questions: Q1. What is drospirenone? Q2. Which birth control pills (oral contraceptives) contain drospirenone? Q3. What is a venous thromboembolic event (VTE)? Q4. […]

FDA To Hold Meeting on December 8, 2011 About Safety of Yaz and Yasmin

On December 8, 2011, the FDA is holding a meeting of the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug and Safety Risk Management Committee to discuss the risk of blood clots in drugs such as Yaz and Yasmin that contain drospirenone. This is on the heels of the release of the FDA’s study showing […]


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