Product News and Recalls

Seven Studies now Show Drospirenone (Yaz/Yasmin/Beyaz) increase risk of clots

The most recent independent study was published today in the Canadian Medical Journal

The Canadian Medical Journal published an article today by Dr. Gronich from the Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology, looking at approximately 330,000 women taking various birth control pills. Overall, they found that drospirenone, an ingredient in Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and Beyaz, had a 65% increased risk of causing blood clots when compared more established birth control pills, ...

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FDA to Consider new Yaz/Yasmin Warnings Next Month

December 8 Meeting Scheduled to Discuss 6 Studies Showing Increased Risk of Blood Clots

The FDA will hold hearings next month to consider the risks of blood clots associated with Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and Beyaz. Although approximately six studies now show an increased risk, the FDA has not yet determined whether to officially update the warnings on these pills. The agency is widely expected to make a decision at or shortly after ...

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FDA Announces Yaz/Yasmin Increase the Risk of Blood Clots by up to 75%

Large study shows “significantly higher risk” compared with “low-estrogen” pills

The FDA announced today that it has published a large retrospective study showing that women on birth control pills that contain drospirenone, an ingredient in Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and Beyaz, are approximately 75% more likely to have a blood clot than women on safer, established birth control pills.

Combined with the Danish study announced in the New York Times this week, ...

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New York Times Publishes Article about New Yaz/Blood Clot Study

Yet Another Study Shows Increased Risk of Blood Clots for Yaz, Yasmin,Ocella, and Beyaz

The New York Times announced today that “A new study of 1.3 million Danish women over nine years adds to the evidence that some newer birth-control pills, including the best-seller Yaz, have a higher risk of causing potentially dangerous blood clots.”  That makes approximately 5 studies in recent years suggesting a higher risk of blood clots for ...

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Article Published by Associate Jenimae Almquist on Philadelphia Court System Efforts to Go Green

Associate Jenimae Almquist has an article published in the August 2011 edition of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, entitled “FJD Works to Cut Carbon Footprint, Costs”.

The article examined steps taken by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to conserve natural resources, for example:

  • expanding the electronic filing system in order to minimize the use of paper
  • recycling old computers
  • conserving electricity and utilizing energy efficient equipment,
  • advocating alternatives ...
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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment

If you know an infant or child with cleft lip or cleft palate, you may be wondering: how do you treat cleft lip and cleft palate? How is it repaired? Is it difficult to repair?

Each individual case is different and your doctor, or a team of doctors, will come up with an individual plan, based on the severity of the condition.

The following specialists may become involves in treating a child with cleft lip or cleft palate:

  • Pediatrician,
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