Category: NuvaRing

The manufacturers of NuvaRing, the once-a-month vaginal birth control ring that is aggressively being marketed as a better option than traditional birth control methods, face over 1,000 lawsuits by women who claim that they have suffered serious NuvaRing side effects. A widower who claims that his wife died of a pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing has filed one of the latest lawsuits. She was only 31 years old. NuvaRing’s Tragic Consequences Several new NuvaRing injury lawsuits have been filed recently… Read More

Merck & Company’s intrauterine device (IUD) NuvaRing has been linked to an increase in blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, strokes, heart attacks and more. The pharmaceutical giant is defending approximately 1,250 NuvaRing injury lawsuits, and injured victims will soon get their day in court, as trials are set to begin in October 2013. The Dangers of Third- and Fourth-Generation Progestins Third- and fourth-generation birth control products contain progestins that were not in earlier generations of birth control. Women were told that… Read More

Merck & Company is defending thousands of NuvaRing lawsuits in state and federal courts across the nation filed by women who were injured by the vaginal contraceptive ring. However, another lawsuit has been filed against the pharmaceutical giant – this time alleging that it engaged in illegal activity. Merck Accused Of Lying To Government Two former Merck & Company employees filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the drugmaker alleging that it offered huge discounts to Planned Parenthood to prescribe NuvaRing, but… Read More

A seven-year NuvaRing user claims that Organon BioScience’s vaginal contraceptive ring caused her to suffer a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and an intracranial hemorrhage. She joins over a thousand other women who have filed NuvaRing injury lawsuits against the manufacturer. Avoiding Pregnancy Results In Lifetime Of Medical Monitoring According to a news report in the Pennsylvania Record, Wilma Romelien thought that using NuvaRing would help her to avoid pregnancy. That it did, but then her doctor diagnosed her with… Read More

According to Merck & Company’s latest financial statements, NuvaRing sales decreased from $168 million to $164 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a drop of more than 2% from the previous year. The decrease may stem from an increasing number of injury claims reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and NuvaRing lawsuits being filed throughout the nation. Safety Of “Third Generation” Of Birth Control Being Questioned When Dutch pharmaceutical company Organon BioSciences (later purchased by Schering-Plough which… Read More

A Florida woman recently spoke with West Palm Beach Florida’s WPTV5 about her experience with NuvaRing side effects that could have killed her. She warned other women who are taking the vaginal contraceptive ring to beware of the most common symptoms as they can lead to serious injuries and even death. Shooting, Severe Pain In Chest That’s what a 31-year-old athlete said she started to experience after her doctor prescribed Merck & Co.’s NuvaRing. The woman, whom wishes to stay… Read More

Former NuvaRing users continue to warn other women about their own experiences with Organon Pharmaceutical’s vaginal contraceptive ring, such as blood clots, severe mood changes, anxiety, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, pulmonary embolism and other NuvaRing side effects. After an article in Marie Claire about the dangers of NuvaRing, former users posted their comments about the third-generation form of birth control. While some did not have any issue with the device, many more did. Here are some of those comments: Jennifer… Read More

Organon Pharmaceutical’s NuvaRing, a “third generation” of birth control, advertises that it contains a lower dose of hormones than other oral contraceptives. However, while oral contraceptives – such as birth control pills – lose up to half of their hormones in the body’s digestive tract, NuvaRing hormones are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. So, is that a good thing? The answer is that nobody seems to know. Fear Of The Unknown NuvaRing’s own labeling says that it is “unknown” how… Read More

Although NuvaRing, Merck & Company’s vaginal contraceptive device, is most commonly linked to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Metrorrhagia, hundreds of other injuries have also been reported. Some of the most recent NuvaRing injury reports include Cardiac Failure, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Cholelithiasis. NuvaRing Side Effects According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the three most commonly reported NuvaRing side effects include Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Metrorrhagia: Deep Vein Thrombosis… Read More

NuvaRing, Merck & Company’s contraceptive vaginal device has been linked to over 5,400 adverse reporting events – many of which were life threatening and required hospitalization. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 30% of NuvaRing injuries resulted in women being hospitalized – some for prolonged periods. 1,630 Women Hospitalized For NuvaRing Injuries According to FDA statistics, the Administration received 5,440 serious adverse reports between November 1997 and August 2012.  Of that number, 30% of women had to be… Read More

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