Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ortho Evra Patch Recall:FDA Links It To Death

Recently the FDA disclosed that the excessive levels of estrogen delivered by the birth control patch Ortho Evra can cause serious injuries and even death to the women who use it. Johnson and Johnson is the parent company of the manufacturer of the Ortho Evra patch.

Especially worrisome is the finding that most of about a dozen users who died of clot-related complications in 2004 were young — in their late teens and early 20s.

The AP reported that patch users die and suffer blood clots at a three-times-higher rate than women taking the pill.
The kinds of injuries that can occur include:

Blood Clots
Pulmonary Embolism
Heart Attacks
Deep Vein Thrombosis

According to the FDA, women who use the patch are exposed to 60 percent more estrogen than those who use the pill.

Lower levels of estrogen when combined with smoking has long been linked to blood clotting issues. Now we find out that women exposed to the levels of estrogen found in Ortho Evra are even more at risk even if they do not smoke.

If you or someone you know has been injured by the use of the Ortho Evra patch, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.



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