Saturday, December 11, 2004

Viagra and Ortho Evra: His and Hers Death Rates

Men have an expected death rate from Viagra of 6* per 100,000 prescriptions.

Women have an estimated death rate of 0.27** per 100,000 woman years from using the Ortho Evra birth control patch.

Fortunately, men can think for themselves, and are responsible people, so there's no need to hold their hand and patronize them in various media. Which works out just great, because it allows more time and energy to be dedicated to opinion health reporting aimed at women.

*Rate from an ARHP mailing. [can't link to it, but if you want to read it, let me know, and I'll e-mail it to you]

**This is based on the 6 reported deaths in patch users. Since none of the deaths have actually been linked to the patch, the estimated death rate is a speculation.

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At 6:04 AM, Blogger bitchphd said...

What's the expected death rate for RU-486?

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am doing some research and would LOVE to see the cite for the statistic on six deaths per 100,000 men taking viagra. Could you please email the info to me at I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!


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