Malingering's period piece
Wyeth received FDA approval yesterday for its continuous suppression birth control pill, Lybrel.
What does this mean?
Well, for some women it means "no more periods!!!! :)"
For others it means "no more periods?!?!?!"
Doctors and gynecologists have been recommending "menstrual suppression therapy" for years, namely for women who suffer from those horrible throbbing menstrual migraines, those bloody awful (literally) symptoms of painful and excessively heavy periods, the ups and downs of PMS (in this case men, co-workers, partners, spouses benefit as well), painful cramps (sorry Midol, you just aren't cutting it), endometriosis (monthly hell) and uterine myomas (nice little balls of uterus that make you bleed like a damn tsunami every month). It's been a godsend for some women, and now Wyeth is going to profit off of it big time.
More on Aunt Flo after the jump.