The FDA approves Lybrel, the first Pill brand packaged for continuous use, and the MSM misinforms you like there's no tomorrow.
A representative headline/opening paragraph sampling:
AP FDA approves period suppression pill
WASHINGTON - The first birth-control pill meant to put a stop to women's monthly periods indefinitely won federal approval Tuesday. Called Lybrel, it's the first such pill to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for continuous use. When taken daily, the pill can halt women's menstrual periods indefinitely and prevent pregnancies.
Reuters Wyeth contraceptive that stops periods win U.S. OK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A birth-control pill that may eliminate a woman's monthly menstrual period won U.S. approval on Tuesday, health officials said.
Lybrel, made by drugmaker Wyeth, is meant to be taken every day to indefinitely stop monthly menstrual bleeding and prevent pregnancy. It contains two hormones widely used in other oral contraceptives.
Chicago Tribune/The Washington Post, FDA OKs pill to halt periods
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first birth control pill that completely eliminates a woman's monthly period.
Taken daily, the pill, called Lybrel, continuously administers slightly lower doses of the same hormones in many standard birth control pills to constantly suppress menstruation.
Bloomberg, Wyeth Wins U.S. Approval of No-Period Birth Control
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Wyeth won U.S. approval for its contraceptive Lybrel, the first birth control pill designed to completely eliminate monthly periods.
BusinessWeek, Ahead of the Bell: Wyeth
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce approval on Tuesday for Wyeth's birth control pill Lybrel, the first pill allowing women to avoid their monthly menstrual period indefinitely.
Imagine the women's surprise when they find out (hopefully) that, since the 1960s, every single Pill brand allows them to avoid their monthly menstrual period indefinitely.
And the uncontested prize winer is.....
ABC News Gender Bender: Redefining the Curse of Menstruation. Women Rexamine Their Identities as They Embrace the New Pill:
The curse. Aunt Flo. Riding the Crimson Wave. And, in British-bashing Australia, the red coats are coming! Women across the centuries have had names for their monthly "friend" — some laced with humor and many whispered in tones of taboo.
Just this week, the Federal Drug Administration approved the birth control pill Lybrel, for the first time giving women the option not to have a period. Period.
Misinform & Condescend, the new standard in women's health reporting. Not only are women given incorrect information about Lybrel and its effect on the menstrual period, their very identity is defined by the state of the lining of one of their internal organs. Brilliant!