Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch Associated With Deadly Side Effects

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The death rate for the Ortho Evra patch is more than three times higher than the rate associated with other contraceptives. The Associated Press, which cited federal death and injury reports, found that many women in their late teens and early twenties died in 2004 from blood clots believed to be related to the birth control patch side effects, and many more survived strokes and other clot-related problems.

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