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28 October 2011

Birth control drugs tied to blood clots

Safety concerns about the popular birth control pill Yaz increased as federal health scientists reported that the drug appears to increase the risk of dangerous blood clots.

Safety concerns about the popular birth control pill Yaz increased as federal health scientists reported that the Bayer drug and other newer birth control treatments appear to increase the risk of dangerous blood clots more than older medications.

Yaz, Yasmin and related drospirenone-containing pills were Bayer's second-best-selling franchise last year at R12.6 billion in global sales.

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