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Letters Combined oral contraceptives and venous thromboembolism

New study supports MHRA advice on combined oral contraceptives

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3305
  1. Mira Harrison-Woolrych, senior medical assessor,
  2. Jane Woolley, unit manager
  1. 1Benefit Risk Management Group, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), London, UK
  1. Mira.harrison-woolrych{at}

The association between combined oral contraceptives and venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not new, and Vinogradova and colleagues’ study confirms the UK regulatory position,1 supporting decisions on safe prescribing.

The authors’ conclusions are consistent with the findings of a regulatory Europe-wide review of …

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