Skip to comments.Class Action Suit Says Depo-Provera Birth Control Drug Causes Osteoporosis
Posted on 12/21/2005 5:30:14 PM PST by wagglebee
December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) Women are suing the makers of Depo-Provera birth control, saying it has caused them severe bone loss leading to osteoporosis.
A $700-million class-action lawsuit has been filed against the drug company Pfizer, an international pharmaceutical conglomerate that also produces the prescription drugs Viagra, Zoloft and Celebrex. Pfizer has come under fire in the past for alleged lethal side effects stemming from the use of the anti-depressant Zoloft, and the company currently faces a number of lawsuits in the U.S. over Celebrex, which is alleged to cause heart attacks in users.
The drug Depo-Provera acts as an abortifacient. Given by injections four times a year, the artificial hormone prevents a baby in the earliest stages of development from implanting on the wall of the uterus, leading to its death. The drug is effective in ending pregnancies more than 99% of the time, according to Pfizers website. Advertisers have acclaimed it as a hassle and worry free birth control method, saving women from daily pill popping.
Concerns that the drug also causes massive and partially irreversible bone loss in young women have led to three current lawsuits under way in Canada.
The drug has also been linked to increased susceptibility to STDs in users, as much as three times higher than normal, according to one study.
Depo-Provera has been at the forefront of foreign-funded birth control programs in the developing world. Between 1994-2000, USAID sent over 40 million units of the drug to these programs, much of it going to Africa. Proponents of the medication have been accused of contributing to the spread of HIV in Africa by weakening womens immune systems through use of the drug.
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What they don't advertise is that conception can and does occur.
WOW!! I was on that for about 3 years...and I NEVER knew that.
Don't mess with what God has given man (and women too of course)
Science's attempt to play god are riddled with flaws covered up by deceit. The devil at work I presume.
Nothing wrong with buying what we need from China or India.
Because then we'll start talking about abortion and we all know what a senstive topic that is for liberals.
I just put up an order to sell my Pfizer stock. Zoloft, Celebrex and Bextra are all outstanding medications with bum raps against them. The depo-Provera is however extremely dangerous.
And this is what teenagers in CT can get in school without parental consent or knowledge. For all we know the pro-sex educators are endorsing and recommending it. Free of course because CT has The Husky plan. Free medicine for all children. Free from side-effects: NO!
Between abortion and homosexuality, liberals may become extinct within another generation or two.
I knew about calcium, I didn't know how the drug worked.
I hope that was sarcasm, 'cause the implications of what you're stating here are just too staggering to believe anyone would enspouse such opinion.
I wouldn't own a pharmaceutical stock for any reason, there are way to many downsides, one bad report and the company is nearly bankrupt (and it's usually something that was the new "wonder drug" just the day before).
"The drug Depo-Provera acts as an abortifacient. Given by injections four times a year, the artificial hormone prevents a baby in the earliest stages of development from implanting on the wall of the uterus, leading to its death."
No..it does not. Depo-Provera puts the woman's body into "false menopause" via hormones. It prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg. It also causes the cervical mucus to thicken and changes the uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to enter or survive in the uterus. That's why women do not have a menstrual cycle while on the Depo shot.
How, pray tell, can it kill a baby in it's "earliest stage of development"...if there was never an egg released to make the baby?
If the left had it's way, it would be given to all teenage girls whether they wanted it or not.
LOL!! Wow..so I guess you have 6-7 kids then? Some of us actually enjoy our freedom you know, and do not wish to be the ringleader of a circus full of bicycling monkeys (just visit Wal-Mart on Dec 24th at noon to see what I mean).
That's what I was told! Your description, of course.
is this a new word????
Seriously?? I never took this but I was on BC for a few months of my life and hated it and went back to family planning.
ROTFLMAO! Quite the mental image! Thank you.