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Research on Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch Risks

The Ortho Evra patch is linked with an increased risk of DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis) and PE (Pulmonary Embolism), which can lead to stroke, hemorrhage, heart attack and death. Evidence shows that the risk of blood clots and stroke associated with Ortho Evra is significantly higher than with oral contraceptive pills. The incidence of embolisms and thrombotic injuries in phase III trials of Ortho Evra was six times greater than the incidence of such events in oral contraceptives using the hormone levonorgestral.

The Food and Drug Administration has received 9,116 reports of adverse reactions to the patch in a 17 month period, as compared to 1,237 adverse reports associated with the oral pill Ortho Tri Cyclen over six year period. During a 12 month period, 44 serious injuries or death have been linked to Ortho Evra, whereas only 17 such reports were linked to Ortho Tri-Cylcen in a similar time period. Ortho Tri-Cyclen has six times the number of users as Ortho Evra. Reports that were obtained by the Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that in 2014 when 800,000 women were using the Ortho Evra patch, the risk of dying or suffering a survivable blood clot while using the device was roughly three times higher than while using birth control pills. Many of the patch’s victims are in their late teens and twenties who are otherwise completely healthy.

Blood clots are a known risk from hormonal birth control because estrogen promotes blood coagulation. But the FDA knew before the patch’s introduction to the market that the incidence of nonfatal blood clots was three times higher with the patch than with the Pill. Clots typically form in the legs and can cause serious injury and death if they travel to the heart, lungs or brain.

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