When minimal risk leads to illness


Sarah Buzack was 24 when she had a blood clot the length of her arm and days later an ER doctor identified another. Today we rebroadcast a documentary about the risks associated with a contraceptive using Third Generation hormones.

This year Canadians will spend more than 25 billion dollars on prescription drugs. We take these drugs on the advice of our doctors. But they all come with varying degrees of risk... risks often considered minimal.

Today we rebroadcast the story of a young woman who believes she became part of an unenviable group... those who become part of a statistical minority.

Toronto freelancer Alison Armstrong's documentary is called Minimal Risk. It originally aired on The Current in January.

Other segment from today's show:

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