GPs were swamped by calls

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7014.1228d (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1228
  1. Sally Hope
  1. Chairwoman, Primary Care Gynaecology Group Oxford OX2 6LD

    EDITOR,--The way in which the Department of Health handled the information from the Committee on Safety of Medicines on the risk of thromboembolism associated with combined oral contraceptives was inept and dangerous.1 Any possible theoretical benefit from saving a very few women from thromboembolism will have been swept away by the fact that a huge number of women, panicked by the media hype, will have stopped taking their pill immediately. Any scare about oral contraceptives causes a …

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