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Yaz Has Long Alleged Track Record Of Blood Clots, Death

Yaz Has Long Alleged Track Record Of Blood Clots, Death

While the more than 4,000 Yaz lawsuits proceed slowly, looking back to reports on one of Bayer’s most popular and profitable pill might shed some light on the reasons behind the mounting lawsuits. In July of 2009, CBS Business Network reported that Yaz caused an alleged 50 deaths between 2004 and 2008, according to claims made by plaintiffs. More and more lawsuits continue to be added to the already long list.

Part of the frustration that has led many women to file claims against Bayer is due to the company’s insistence on ignoring multiple studies and legal claims linking the ingredients in Yaz and Yasmin to a greatly increased risk for heart attack, stroke, gallbladder disease, and thromboembolism. Newsome Law Firm reported in October 2010 that studies dating back to 2002 revealed a connection between Yasmin and increased risk of venous thrombosis.

The women and their representatives who have filed claims have alleged that Bayer ignored the results of multiple studies, did not conduct enough research, and failed to warn women of the serious risks incurred by taking Yaz Yasmin, and their generic equivalent, Ocella.

In 2008, the FDA warned Bayer to cease with over-promoting its birth control products and minimizing the risks in company advertisements for Yaz and Yasmin. The FDA has received scores of complaints about the controversial birth control pills and still neglects to remove the drugs from the market. In fact, the FDA has continued to approve Bayer birth control pills throughout the past couple of years.

References:

Edwards, Jim. (July 14, 2009) “Suits Claim Bayer’s Yaz Caused 50 Deaths; Novel Theory of Blood Clot Causation.” Retrieved on October 21, 2010 from the CBS Business Network.

Newsome Law Firm Staff. (October 13, 2010) “Multiple Studies Revealed Dangerous Side Effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella Years Ago.” Retrieved on October 21, 2010 from the Newsome Law Firm.
 

Bayer/FDA release risky pills despite thousands of lawsuits

Bayer/FDA release risky pills despite thousands of lawsuits

In May of 2010with thousands of lawsuits pending against Bayer for birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocellathe FDA found it suitable to approve Bayer’s new pill, Natazia. In September of 2010, with over 4,000 lawsuits filed, the FDA approved the release of Beyaz, another birth control pill with the exact same active ingredients as the contested Yaz and Yasmin. Natazia contains a different formulation of ingredients, but still may draw fire as the litigation proceeds.

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The Yaz Recall Nobody Heard About

The Yaz Recall Nobody Heard About

An article released back in May 2010 on the CBS Business Network web site reported on a Yaz recall ordered by the FDA in November of 2009. The recall was reported on the FDA’s enforcement report page of its web site. The FDA neglected to publish news of the recall on its “Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts” web page.

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Bayer Continues Pushing Yaz, Similar Drugs, Despite Legal Ramifications

Bayer Continues Pushing Yaz, Similar Drugs, Despite Legal Ramifications

In late September 2010, the FDA approved a “new” birth control pill called Beyaz. The lawsuit-beleaguered pharmaceutical company Bayer manufactures the drug. Beyaz is short for “Beyond Yaz,” in reference to Yaz, an earlier form of the same birth control formula. Beyaz includes a folate supplement in the pill. Beyaz could prove instrumental in Bayer’s undoing if more than 4,000 lawsuits against Bayer meet with success.

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Bayer Ordered to Supply Courts With Secret Yaz/Yasmin Files

Bayer Ordered to Supply Courts With Secret Yaz/Yasmin Files

Multi District Judge David Herndon – the judge presiding over the 3,000 lawsuits against Bayer in East St. Louis, Illinois – recently ordered the company to reveal formerly redacted information in millions of pages of documents submitted to the courts, an article in the Madison St. Clair Record reports. Workers are currently searching over 33 million pages of documents to find each redaction and determine whether it must be un-redacted before the court proceedings.

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Multiple Studies Revealed Dangerous Side Effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella Years Ago

Multiple Studies Revealed Dangerous Side Effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella Years Ago

Over three thousand lawsuits have been brought against Bayer over the dangerous side effects of drospirenone, an ingredient unique to Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella birth control pills. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits claim that Bayer kept information about the danger of the drugs secret for years. A British Medical Journal study revealed a connection between Yasmin and venous thrombosis in 2002.

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Added Vitamins Won’t Make Beyaz Any Safer than Yaz or Yasmin

Added Vitamins Won’t Make Beyaz Any Safer than Yaz or Yasmin

In a startling move, the FDA approved Beyaz, a birth control pill with the same controversial ingredients as lawsuit embroiled Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. The difference between those pills and Beyaz is 451 mcg of levomefolate calcium, otherwise known as folic acid. Critics of Bayer and the FDA claim that the company has released Beyaz as a way to boost sales, even with thousands of lawsuits pending against the company.

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Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Pose Risk Of Serious Side Effects

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Pose Risk Of Serious Side Effects

Since 1960, women in America have used birth control pills as a contraceptive measure. While the drugs have always been accompanied by side effects, some pills have caused worse effects than others. Public, scientific, and legal attention has been drawn to three drugs in particular, Yaz, Yasmin, and their generic equivalent, Ocella. Thousands of lawsuits are currently pending against Bayer HeathCare Pharmaceuticals.

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Bayer Launches New Birth Control Despite Yaz Lawsuits

Bayer Launches New Birth Control Despite Yaz Lawsuits

After facing legal and public scrutiny over its Yaz and Yasmin brands of birth control pills, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced the arrival of its new oral contraceptive, Natazia. Natazia combines an unusual dosing regimen that involves four different combinations of hormones and placebos. The drug features an estrogen hormone that has not previously been used in oral contraceptives.

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