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2012-05-17 23:01:49

According to the study published on May 10th 2012 in the British Medical Journal, non-oral contraceptives, including NuvaRing, have a higher risk of blood clots than combined oral contraceptives (COCs) based on oestrogens and progestins. NuvaRing, approved by the FDA in 2001, is a contraceptive that comes in the form of a vaginal ring using female hormones in an effort to prevent ovulation. Women who used a vaginal ring had a 6.5 times higher risk for developing blood clots compared to...

New Birth Control Labels Detail Increased Risk For Blood Clots
2012-04-11 12:37:21

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to add information to labels of popular birth control medications to warn about the increased risk of blood clots. Bayer AG´s “Yaz” or Yasmin is one of the medications receiving the new label, though all common types of birth control pills increase a woman´s risk of potentially fatal blood clots. The FDA is following up new studies with these labels, saying certain forms of birth control like Yaz show an even...

2012-03-28 00:35:25

Study finds new treatment approach could benefit hundreds of thousands per year Pulmonary embolism -- the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung -- is estimated to cause over 100,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Although thrombolytics, or "clot-buster" drugs, are currently reserved to treat only the most severe cases of pulmonary embolism, new data suggest that when used at lower doses, these drugs are also safe and effective for more common, moderate cases of pulmonary embolism,...

2012-02-14 11:40:16

The use of an injectable, clot-preventing drug known as Low Molecular Weight Heparin to treat patients with advanced cancer complicated by blood clots increased steadily between 2000 and 2007, according to a new study published in The Oncologist, funded by the National Cancer Institute and led by Kaiser Permanente Colorado. However, despite previous research indicating LMWH is the preferred first-line treatment for cancer patients experiencing blood clots, use of LMWH is low compared to...


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