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Weight Loss Drug Linked to Liver Injury

The instances in which a popular weight loss drug, orlistat, has been associated with liver damage may be rare, but said damage can also be severe. That would be Alli, as in “my Alli.” Not so much, apparently.

Posted on May 27, 2010 READ MORE


The Kiss
Flickr / Thomas Roche

Viagra for the Ladies?

Did you know that there’s a condition called “hypoactive sexual desire disorder,” from which many women suffer? Well, there is, or at least a bunch of scientists have decided there is, and sadly, about 10 percent of premenopausal women grapple with it. Luckily, if unsurprisingly, there might be a pill in the works for just this issue.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 READ MORE


Morning-After Pill? What Morning-After Pill?

An Ohio woman in search of Plan B emergency contraception learns from an ER nurse that she’s basically out of luck because she wasn’t raped, and isn’t married.

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


Plan B pill
From piperreport.com

U.S. OKs Nonprescription ‘Morning-After’ Pill Sales

This is a home run for women’s reproductive rights. However, over-the-counter sales are available only to women 18 and older. And that restriction isn’t based on science. It’s based on the paranoid and unfounded fear that the drug would encourage promiscuity among teens.

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


FDA to Consider Over-Counter Sale of Morning-After Pill

The government agency will weigh whether to let the drug (Plan B) be sold over the counter—a move that conservative forces, inside the government and out, have long objected to as part of their proxy battle on abortion.
This may be happening only because two senators have been blocking the appointment of the FDA’s new head until the agency makes a decision on the drug.

Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


‘Smart Pill’ Use Skyrockets Among Students

High school and college students are popping more speedy prescription pills than ever in an attempt to help them study.

Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE


Menstruation Fast Becoming Optional

The 22-year-old featured in this story hasn’t had a period since she was 17, thanks to new hormonal contraceptives that many young women are using.

Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


Birth Control Pill
via Feministing

‘The Pill’ Turns 46 Years Old

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved Enovid, the first birth control pill, for clinical use. Many court cases, a sexual revolution and a fundamentalist backlash later, use of and access to contraceptives is still very much a hot-button issue in the U.S. Read a roundup of information and opinion relating to the release of an explosive report last week connecting a spike in unwanted pregnancies among the poor to decreased contraceptive use. (h/t: Feministing)

  • REPORT: A Tale of Two Americas for Women: The Contraception-Abortion Connection press release | PDF (Guttmacher Institute)
  • Timeline: The Pill (PBS)

  • Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘The Pill’ May Kill Sex Drive for Months After Its Use Is Stopped

    According to a new study, the pill continues to put some women out of the mood even months after they stop taking it. | story

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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