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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:20am

FDA to look at link between popular birth control pills and blood clots.

Two popular birth control pills are facing a safety review.

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into increased risks of blood clots in women taking Yaz and Yasmin.

Two recent studies found a higher risk of them in women taking birth control pills that contain "drospirenone" like Yaz and Yasmin.

The FDA is still reviewing the studies.

The makers of Yaz and Yasmin say the risk of developing a blood clot with their pills "is comparable" to other birth control pills.
 

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