Women in Test Case Face Ruin as Judge Says the Pill Is Safe; Reassurance for Millions of Users as [Pounds Sterling]10million Damages Claim Fails
Hope, Jenny, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: JENNY HOPE
MILLIONS of women who use the Pill were told by a High Court judge yesterday that the latest generation of oral contraceptives is safe.
Mr Justice Mackay said that 'third generation' pills are no riskier than earlier types and no more likely to cause blood clots in the legs.
The ruling dashed the pound sterling10million compensation hopes of more than 100 women who had brought a test case blaming the newer pills for seven deaths, cases of paralysis and other serious health problems.
The High Court case against three pharmaceutical firms collapsed as the judge concluded there was no difference between second and third generations of …
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Publication information: Article title: Women in Test Case Face Ruin as Judge Says the Pill Is Safe; Reassurance for Millions of Users as [Pounds Sterling]10million Damages Claim Fails. Contributors: Hope, Jenny - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: July 30, 2002. Page number: 4. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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