Ortho-Evra Users Three Times As Likely To Die ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ortho-Evra Users Three Times As Likely To Die

The controversy surrounding Ortho-McNeil's birth control patch Ortho-Evra continues to rise after an investigation by the Associated Press discovered that users are three times more likely to die and suffer blood clots than women who are taking the birth control pill. The AP reported that around 12 women died in 2004 from blood clots, while dozens more suffered strokes and other ailments related to blood clots. Ortho-McNeil have been accused of gross negligence in failing to disclose the risks associated with Ortho-Evra and are expected to face a high number of lawsuits from women who have obtained serious injury through use of the patch.

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