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Ortho Evra Patch Maker Says Blood Clot Risk Doubles with Birth Control Patch

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Women who use the Ortho Evra birth-control patch face twice the risk of developing blood clots as those who take the Pill, the patch’s manufacturer said late Thursday, citing recent company-funded research.

The finding comes from one of two studies comparing the patch and Pill, said Ortho Women’s Health & Urology, maker of the once-a-week patch, based in Raritan, N.J.