NuvaRing Contraceptive Settlement Leaves Women Weighing Risks

February 9, 2014 3:59 PM

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NuvaRing Contraceptive Settlement Leaves Women Weighing Risks

The drug company Merck, maker of the NuvaRing contraceptive, says it will pay out $100 million to settle thousands of liability lawsuits from women who say they were harmed by using the product.

These women say that the birth control method put them at greater risk of life-threatening blood clots, and that they were not adequately warned of that risk.

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