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EU drug agency to review new birth control pills for blood clot risk

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, January 28, 2013 12:23 EDT
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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday said it would review safety data for third- and fourth-generation birth control pills, responding to French concern that these contraceptives may cause dangerous blood clots.

The agency, describing contraceptive pills as carrying only “a very rare risk” of clots, said a special panel would assess whether European guidelines for these drugs should be changed.

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