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Medicine: Birth Control Patch #822117

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 2006
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(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The risk of blood clots from the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch examined; details given from a study by patch maker Ortho-McNeil†; statistics on side effects from the patch vs. birth control pills compared. [Patch user Kyrea JOHNSON‡- reacts.] [FDA Dr. Daniel SHAMES†- explains the decision to release the information before the study was fully evaluated.] [Gynecologist Dr. Lauren STREICHER††- comments.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Bowers, Cynthia

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