Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Price of Birth Control

Contraceptive measures kill, and not only the baby.

Another lawsuit has been filed against the maker of the birth control patch Ortho Evra.

The lawsuit claims 43 women developed blood clots and other health problems since taking the prescription contraceptive. The suit also claims a Maryland woman died from blood clots after wearing the patch.

According to lawyers, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co. should pay substantial financial damages to their clients for the health problems suffered.

Similar lawsuits have been filed on behalf of 400 women nationwide. The company is not commenting.

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