From Canadian Women's Health Network:
Lawsuit over Evra contraception patch settled
February 27 2009
CTV.ca News Staff
Janssen-Ortho Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit started by Canadian women who claimed they were injured by the Evra contraceptive skin patch.
The women alleged that Janssen-Ortho failed to adequately warn them and their doctors about Evra's association with an increased risk of developing blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, strokes, heart attacks and deep vein thrombosis.
On Friday, Janssen-Ortho agreed to settle the claims on an individual basis, without admitting liability. They are also prepared to settle any other valid claims that are brought forward.
I wasn't even aware that this lawsuit had taken place until now. It just goes to show that no matter how much research is done on hormonal contraceptives, there will virtually always be unforeseen risks. Feel free to check out the full article from CTV for more details.