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Public Citizen Petitions FDA To Ban Oral Contraceptives Containing Desogestrel
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Public Citizen's Health Research Group filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 6, 2007, to ban the sale of all third-generation oral contraceptives (OCs), which double the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots compared to second-generation birth control pills. A list of these oral contraceptives that contain desogestrel accompanies this article.