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NPR: more evidence that newer isn't always better – this time with birth control pills

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Very important and very well done story by Richard Knox of NPR. It’s enterprise reporting – not something he did in response to a news release coming across his desk. He evaluated evidence. He found troubling patient stories in young women – not the glowing, happy faces and balloons the drugmaker provides in ads and testimonials. He interviewed several expert sources.

This is a must read – you can read the text online.

Or a must-listen, which you can do here:

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Comments (4)

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August 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm

If reporters continue producing such objective stories, followed by the health care industry changing accordingly, there is hope for the US healthcare industry. Thank you for alerting readers to this.

Cassidy Prescott

August 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I have heard so much bad stuff about Yaz, I remember when it first came out and I also specifically asked my Doctor about Yaz and thankfully he decided that he would rather not change my pill.