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Contraception

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 22

This week on the pod we cover the withdrawal of Belviq, the weight-loss drug, from the market; the over-the-counter approval of diclofenac gel and olopatadine eye drops; a new contraceptive transdermal patch; a possible vaccine for ricintoxin; and new research finds that hundreds of sellers are using Craigslist to sell prescribing medications.

FDA Approves New Contraceptive Patch

The FDA has approved Twirla (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) transdermal system (Agile Therapeutics) as a method of contraception for use in women of reproductive potential with a body mass index (BMI) <30kg/m2 for whom a combined hormonal contraceptive is appropriate.