December 3, 2012- A recent paper, written by lead author Steven Bird, PharmD MS and Ph.D. student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policies, was published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The article, entitled “Risk of venous thromboembolism in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based matched cohort analysis”, reports the findings of a study which concludes that women who take the birth control pill and who are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (also known as PCOS) have a greater risk of developing blood clots than do other women taking oral contraceptives.
Articles citing the CMAJ paper and its findings were written by international news agency Reuters and on Medical Xpress, a web-based medical and health news service that is part of the PhysOrg.com network. News of Bird’s findings were also mentioned in the Chicago Tribune and at HealthNews.com.
In addition to pursuing his PhD degree at the University of Florida, Bird is an pharmacoepidemiologist currently employed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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