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FDA investigates possible increased blood clot risk from some new birth control pills

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating concerns that several new birth control pills may increase the risk for potentially life-threatening blood clots more than older versions. In an alert issued Tuesday, the FDA said it was “aware of two newly published studies” that found what appeared to be an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE)—blood clots— in women taking birth control pills containing the synthetic version of the hormone progestin called drospirenone.
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