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Wyeth responds to news story on oral contraceptives and DVT

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1605
  1. P Brock, medical director Europe (
  1. Wyeth Ayerst, 555 East Lancaster Avenue, St Davids, PA 19087, USA

    EDITOR—In a News article, van Heteren reports on a Dutch radio broadcast about the issue of deep venous thrombosis and third generation oral contraceptives.1

    There is no truth in the allegation made in the broadcast that Wyeth suppressed the results of a research study. The study report was provided to the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products in April 2000, and to other regulatory authorities. To repeat this allegation, and particularly …

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