Trust- How Far Should it Go?

January 30th, 2010

A few days ago I was catching up on news and was reading various articles and came across one in relation to the Yaz problems. I don’t know if y’all have heard about it, but it is a birth control medication which has been proven to be the cause of death in more than 50 women who took this medication.

Personally, I can’t even imagine how the families of these women feel, knowing that they thought they were taking a medication that would simply protect themselves against becoming pregnant, and they ended up dead. In addition to the 50 women who passed away from this medication, there are countless more who have had strokes, gall bladder issues, and even some reported cases of deep vein thrombosis.

The thing that bothers me is the fact that if the FDA had done more tests to learn the potential dangers of this drug, that these deaths could have been avoided, along with those who are now struggling with other health related issues because of the same medication. We trust that when our doctors give us medications, that it’s safe to take, and of course, most medications do have side effects, but I can’t imagine too many people who would have chosen to take this drug rx if they had known that it could lead to their death. I know I wouldn’t have.

I definiitely believe that the FDA should do further studies and really KNOW what the possible problems are with medications before ever allowing them to be released to the public. It could save a life, and that life could be mine or yours.

What do you think?

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