McKenzie’s daughter Marit, a freshman at the University of Calgary, died after suffering four heart attacks, a pulmonary embolism, and bleeding in the brain in late January after less than a year of taking Diane-35, manufactured by Bayer.
Diane-35 is a controversial hormone pill intended to treat acne and excessive hairiness in women but is often prescribed by doctors as an off-label contraceptive.
I remember Diane 35 from my uni days. I didn’t distinguish between it treating acne and being a contraceptive and I don’t think anyone else did either.
Ah, The Pill. I will never forget this dude “a friend” dated in first year university. He took her aside, sitting on the front steps of her dorm, just across from Toronto’s ROM and in loving care and concern asked her if she didn’t want to get on The Pill because…wait for it… it would help her cycle. Ah yes. It is *so good* (sarcasm alert) to be cared for in that way. Imagine. No greater love hath man than this, than to ask his girlfriend to get on the Pill, pronto.
My sincere condolences go out to the family who lost their daughter on this drug and I wish them every success in their lawsuit.by