Medicine: Pill Caution

There is universal agreement that oral contraceptives are such potent drugs that they should be taken only under a doctor's supervision — and that some women should not take them at all (TIME, Jan. 26; March 9). How can women be alerted to these admitted facts without being scared off the Pill entirely?

After a torrent of alarmist anti-Pill testimony at Senate hearings earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad ministration published the draft of an elaborate warning to be inserted in each month's supply of contraceptive pills.

The FDA was promptly attacked by the American Medical Association, which charged it...

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