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Acne benefits of contraception outweigh blood clot risk: watchdog

An EU medicines watchdog on Thursday endorsed the safety of acne drug Diane-35, also widely used as a contraceptive, despite protests from France, which has suspended its use. The CMDh, which groups EU drug agencies, agreed with a ruling by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) two weeks ago that the…

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

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…

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