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Birth Control

Seasonique

This bears repeating: The birth control pill, Yaz, has been linked to a number of adverse reactions, including strokes and lawsuits are growing over these issues. Here is some good information: http://www.yaz-may -cause-strokes.com /  (Dec 30, 2009 | post #46)

Kidney Cancer

Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer)

An FDA advisory panel just recommended that the warning for Covidien’s Optimark and GE’s Omnisca—drugs in the family of medications known as gadolinium-based contrast agents (DBCAs)—be updated to restrict their use in patients with severe kidney disease because of the potential for an increased risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). NSF causes thickening of the skin and organs. GBCAs carry a strong “black box” warning. This site has good information on this issue: http://www.gadolin ium-mri.com/index. html
  (Dec 16, 2009 | post #15)