Comments: Birth Control

Although most pills and the patch are loaded with the same amount of estrogen, hormones from patches go directly into the bloodstream while pills are swallowed and digested first. The result is that women using the patch have much higher levels of estrogen in their bodies.

This is new to them? Something the company hadn't taken into account? Come on, people: it's supposed to be science! Even I know this stuff.....

And we lead the world....

Posted by Ahistoricality at November 11, 2005 02:31 PM

Sadly, it seems to take a lot of deaths before the MSM thinks any of us will be interested in "news" about drug dangers.

Of course, it could be that all of our modern "miracle" drugs are so loaded with dangers that the press is afraid they'd have to spend 24/7 covering the issues if they really started.

Posted by Anne at November 12, 2005 10:46 AM

No, it's not the number of deaths. It's the lawsuits: if it wasn't for business news, there'd be even less reportage.

Posted by Ahistoricality at November 12, 2005 12:31 PM