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The Pill Kills

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Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
September
Year
1975
Copyright
Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
OCR Text

The FDA's dangerous drug of the month is the pill--oral contraceptives. Citing two recent British studies, the agency says that women aged 40 to 44 who take the pill are 5.7 times as likely to incur heart attacks as non-users, and suggests they find another way to handle the problem. If you're between 30 and 39, the risk is almost tripled with the pill. The FDA has advised half a million ' doctors, nurses and health professionals of the danger and intends to revise labeling of oral contraceptives accordingly.