An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration has met to discuss popular birth control pills such Yas and Yasmin, and has concluded that the information on the labels should be strengthened.
Currently, the labels suggest that these contraceptives have blood clot risks similar to those of other birth control pills that combine estrogens and progestins. The panel, which voted 21 to 5 in favor of changing the labels, has said the labels should be strengthened to include more information about the possibility that the pills could lead to greater risk of blood clots. They stopped short of recommending that they warn that the drugs are more likely than other contraceptive pills to cause blood clots. Instead, the experts suggested that the labels note that the evidence about blood clots is conflicting.