Transcript for Birth Control Medication Under Investigation
Highly advertised birth control pill taken by millions is now under scrutiny for possibly causing serious health problems. -- when He co anchor Chris Cuomo has been looking into the popular drug yes. In 2007 Caruso over Sox has started a new pediatric nursing job. Christmas Day her boyfriend surprise -- work. Marriage proposal. She wanted to look her best for the wedding she says she saw commercials suggesting helped. And bloating and -- Diana sounds like a miracle -- -- hit He has as the birth control of choice for women desperate for relief from severe PMS. And even actually killed as birth control with -- benefits. But two months later Caruso as legs started to -- She had worked a long shift and didn't think much of it but by the next evening she was gasping for air her fiance called 911. On the way to the hospital. -- heart stopped. Four minutes no heartbeat. Also known as dead Texas. -- had massive blood clots in both lungs her coma lasted almost two weeks but the damage will last forever. Right now. Can you see me now. Can you see anything. And that's how you woke up yes. The big question was -- as the cause of the clotting her coma and her blindness. All birth control pills come with some risk. Two to four women per 101000 will suffer blood clots jazz contains a unique hormone called for spirit known. At some experts say may trigger more blood clots than other birth control pills those clots can cause serious breathing problems or even a stroke. -- cites its own studies as proof that yet as is just as safe as other birth control pills. But several independent studies have put -- as his risk two to three times higher. Thousands of women are now is suing the year including Caruso over Sox. Everything that I -- this. And worked so hard for it has disappeared. The company denies any wrongdoing citing those lawsuits -- refused to be interviewed and instead sent us a statement. Saying -- as is as safe as any other birth control pill. When used correctly. Now thanks to Chris Cuomo for that want to tell you folks at home with the FDA is now reopening the case on gas conducting its own review of the drug safety. If you're considering your birth control options experts say as always should consult your doctor we were discussing this -- such a heavily promoted and advertised drugs that. Obviously all women should be taking that precaution now paying attention -- I'm looking at what the latest studies show it's better.
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