Navigation Links
FDA Panels to Weigh Safety of Newer Forms of the 'Pill'
Date:12/7/2011

one of the older generation drugs, that may be better for you than taking some of the newer ones even though they're highly marketed and promoted," she said.

Dr. Christopher Estes, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, said "the data that exists regarding the risks of these pills needs to be taken with a grain of salt. We have known forever that contraceptive pills that contain estrogen and progesterone all elevate the risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke. The amount that it raises the risk is small, and over an entire population the increase in risk is not very great."

"As far as what I am doing with my patients, I am not changing my practice one bit," he added. "Women need to talk about contraception with their physician and make the choice which is appropriate for [them]."

Some women, especially those at risk for blood clots, heart attack or stroke, should probably not use any oral contraceptive, Estes said, noting that pregnancy itself increases the chances of having a blood clot in the leg or lung much more than any birth control pill.

The FDA-funded review that prompted this week's joint panel meeting was first released in October, and involved the medical histories of more than 800,000 American women, all of whom were on some type of birth control between 2001 and 2008. The study found that women taking the newer oral contraceptives experienced a higher rate of clots than women on older forms of the contraceptive pill.

The review also found that women on two other forms of birth control -- the Ortho Evra patch and the NuvaRing vaginal ring from Merck -- had a higher rate of clots.

The October announcement came a day after the release of a study in BMJ that also found newer birth control pills were tied to a higher risk for clots.

In that study, researchers reviewed data on all Danish women, aged 15 to 49, who were not pregnant between Januar
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Many on Medical Guideline Panels Have Conflicts of Interest: Study
2. FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids OTC Fever Relievers
3. ANY LAB TEST NOW Launches New Infectious Disease Panels - Affordable Panels Test for H1N1, Staph, E. coli and Other Infectious Diseases
4. All Global Launches Physician Panels in Russia and Poland
5. FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products
6. Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ
7. Fitness May Lower Death Risk Even Without Weight Loss
8. Most Doctors Dont Tell Parents Kids Are Overweight
9. Nervous System May Hold Key to Weight Loss
10. Nervous system activity may predict successful weight loss
11. Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
FDA Panels to Weigh Safety of Newer Forms of the 'Pill' 
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 In today’s technological era, ... and supporting devices. This benefits the organization in various ... cyber attacks which can destroy the confidential information and ... Risk and Compliance (EGRC) manage and protect the enterprise ... can cause loss in dollars to the comp may. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 Eye & Vision has announced ... office location by expanding a new specialized ocular and ... visual electro-physiology clinic. , By acquiring specialized Visual Evoked ... in vision problems, patients with vision loss in need ... of the implementation of this specialized vision testing clinic. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 The ... law firm with over 25 years of experience ... from dangerous prescription drugs, announces the launch of ... information to those who believe they have been ... The site offers valuable information about the severe ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... SF Cable, internet distributor of the finest ... custom-made, delivered at the lowest prices on the web ... of its exclusive line of custom 90° angle ... adapters provide connectivity in the most difficult to access ... B, Female and Mini 5pin. , SF Cable custom ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... The European liquid chromatography reagents report defines and segments ... of revenue. The liquid chromatography reagents market in Europe ... is estimated to grow to around $1581.8 million by ... to 2018. , Browse through the TOC of the ... of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Market is Expected to Reach $3,972.6 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Market is Expected to Reach $3,972.6 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Market is Expected to Reach $3,972.6 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Market is Expected to Reach $3,972.6 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:North America Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Market is Expected to Reach $3,972.6 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 6Health News:Eye & Vision, a Leading Eye Doctor Group in Richardson, Celebrate Milestone and Expand Scope of Specialized Eye Care 2Health News:Eye & Vision, a Leading Eye Doctor Group in Richardson, Celebrate Milestone and Expand Scope of Specialized Eye Care 3Health News:Rottenstein Law Group LLP Announces Launch of Xarelto Injury Website 2Health News:SF Cable Presents Exclusive Custom 90° Angle USB Cables and Adaptors 2Health News:European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach $1581.8 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach $1581.8 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach $1581.8 Million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... to GSVM medical college in Kanpur remained affected today ... elite educational institutions entered the 11th day here. // ... the protest against Centre's decision to implement 27 per ... representatives of agitating doctors said., ,However, sources at ...
... a good way of relieving stress and providing the mind ... that exercise can lift a person's spirits// , and there ... clinical depression. Exercise helps in the reduction of anger, fatigue ... walking or running has become popular among health freaks. It ...
... some researchers found that milk chocolate containing caffeine has ... having better reaction times. ,Hence, chocolate ... others. ,Adding value to the above study, ... Professer, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Wheeling Jesuit University has done ...
... regulate breathing abnormalities of premature babies. Artificial breathing equipments ... with caffeine therapy and found to have a lower incidence ... , ,About 2,000 premature babies, who weighed below 1,250 grams, ... were studied. , ,More than 47 per ...
... direct talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and decided to ... meeting with the medicos during which he told them that ... which would see a huge growth in the educational opportunities ... Prime Minister assured the medicos that they need not be ...
... A research conducted by the King’s Collage London, analysed health reports ... war in 2003 with those who took part// in the 1991 ... ,The study findings that are published in The Lancet ... War Syndrome" in British male armed forces personnel deployed to the ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/25/2014)... COSTA MESA, Calif. , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... Peter Nieto as the new Vice President ... industry for over 30 years in a number of ... CROs in the industry. These positions were primarily related ... has obtained over the past 30 years makes him ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014  CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ... August 5, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts ... results. An audio webcast of the conference ... portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested ... This webcast will be archived and available on the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. ... binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with LaurelCo, LLC, an ... the acquisition of both cultivation and dispensary medical marijuana licenses ... to the MOU, GBLX will acquire a 20% equity interest ... proprietary GrowBLOX TM growing chambers, as well as all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Contract Research Organization WCCT Global Welcomes Peter Nieto as Vice President of Business Development 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 3
... 5 Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy,announced today that their ... is now live and being utilized to manage,their ... eNAV(TM) as a,disease management tool for all disease ... Crohn,s Disease,and Chronic Kidney Disease., "Our current ...
... of Insulin Doses Administered Were Delivered Within Pre-Determined ... Guidelines and Standard Dosing Limitations, ... the dose accuracy of the SoloSTAR(R) disposable insulin pen,prefilled ... glulisine [rDNA origin] injection), found the pens,accurately delivered all ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Develops and Launches Best-In-Class Electronic Navigator (eNAV(TM)) Patient Care System 2New Study Confirms Dose-Accuracy of SoloSTAR(R) Prefilled Insulin Pen 2
Opti-One multi-purpose solution with citrate protein removal and advanced surfactant combination....
Light weight adjustable trial frame, adult...
Classic Trial Frames UB3 that has long set the standard....
Non Sterile surgical blade....
Medicine Products: