Acne Pill Linked To Severe Birth Defects

Pregnancy and Accutane do not go together. Accutane is a drug, first created to treat patients undergoing chemotherapy, that is commonly used to treat severe acne. The drug, a derivative of Vitamin A, requires a commitment from women using the drug to take it for...

Yaz’s Popularity Endangers More Women

The popularity, availability, and changes in social and moral values have made birth control much more easily accessible to girls and women. We no longer live in a world where birth control is a stigma for women who use it and synonymous with promiscuity. In fact,...

What You Don’t Know About Yaz

People who use medications according to their prescription are still at risk when drug companies and the FDA fail to warn or sufficiently protect the public from bad drugs. Despite this, many people believe that misuse, off-label use, or prolonged use of medications...

Woman’s Arm Amputated due to Yaz Use

You’ve probably already seen the commercials or read the stories online: Yazmin or Yaz, the popular birth control pill that more than 80 million American women flocked to, is being held responsible for causing harm, serious injury and death to thousands of women....

PBS’s Need To Know Asks: Is The FDA Protecting You?

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process for medical devices was in the spotlight in a recent PBS “Need to Know” episode earlier this March. The program questioned whether the review process in place by the FDA is adequately protecting people. PBS’s...