Doctors Claim U.K. Officials Misinterpreted Study Results

According to a doctor involved in the study, England’s Department of Health misinterpreted the study’s finding that new forms of birth control pills increased the risk of blood clots. The Department warned that women who take the new forms of birth co ntrol pills double their chances of blood clots. However, Walter O. Spitzer, involved in the study, stated that the Department’s warning could cause an unnecessary pill scare. He claims his study showed only a “a modest association” between the pills an d blood clotting, noting that it is not clear whether or not a causal link exists.


Source: The Nando Times - October 24, 1995

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