Certain Oral Contraceptives Becoming Increasingly Controversial

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From the "Ring of Fire" radio program and other news sources, it is becoming more widely known that Bayer Pharmaceutical Company's oral contraceptives for women are becoming increasingly controversial, and according to some studies more risky than some other types of oral contraceptives (see the link further below regarding the British Medical Journal's study on these contraceptives).  Why doesn't the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pull these particular drugs off the market if there is a significant increased risk of health problems?  This is part and parcel of the problem of the FDA being run largely by corporate insiders or former corporate insiders who seem more concerned about their former companies' interests than the health and welfare of the public at large.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110425/Bayers-oral-contraceptives-may-increase-risk-of-blood-clots-stroke-or-heart-attack.aspx

[revised on 11/19/11]

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