The government is being asked to pull the birth control patch off the market. The Public Citizen Consumer Advocacy group says the Ortho-Evra patch is much riskier than the pill. An investigation by the associated press found patch users suffer higher rates of life threatening blood clots than women who take birth control pills. Public citizen is petitioning the FDA to phase out patch sales over 6 months. Existing users could only get refills, allowing them time to switch to another form of birth control.
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