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Bayer Pushes New Contraceptive Despite Yaz Side Effects

Bayer Pushes New Contraceptive Despite Yaz Side Effects

Despite previous concerns of harmful side effects caused by the use of Yaz and Yasmin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals drug approval for the new birth control pill Beyaz.

Beyaz will contain a combination of ethinyl estradiol, levomefolate calcium, and drosirenone. Beyaz ingredients also include levomefolate calcium as an attempt to increase folate levels in a woman’s body. Folate is believed to decrease the risk of neural tube birth defects. Drosirenone is a new type of progestin hormone that is currently only used in Yaz, Yasmin, and its generic off-shoots. Beyaz is said to be a newer version of Yaz. Yaz and Yasmin increased in consumer popularity due largely in part to Bayer’s heavy stratetic marketing campaign of the product. More than 3,000 lawsuits have been filed by women using Yaz and Yasmin, claiming that they were not warned about the number and variety of negative side effects that using Yaz or Yasmin could impose. Plaintiffs in the suits claim to have suffered from blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and other potentially dangerous medical conditions. Complainants involved in the suit also include surviving family members of Yaz and Yasmin users who died allegedly from complications of using the drugs. Another complaint that was included in the suit was a lack of comparative data to other available oral contraceptives that highlighted the risks of associated with using Yasmin versus the other available birth control drugs.

Federal Yaz litigation has been consolidated into a multi-district litigation. The case consolidated more than 2,000 suits, while a mass tort has been filed in New Jersey, consisting of another estimated 400 Yasmin lawsuits. A handful of complaints were also filed in the state of Pennsylvania.

Drospirenone is associated with an increase of blood potassium levels which can cause heart complications and lead to a myriad of other severe health problems. Plaintiffs of the lawsuits claim that Bayer Pharmaceuticals failed to conduct adequate and proper research of the side effects from using Yaz and Yasmin.

It is believed that Beyaz birth control will carry a number of consumer warnings about the reported side effects and the risks of blood clots, unlike its predecessors.

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious side effect or symptoms of side effects related to Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic Ocella, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with prescription medication recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Yaz Side Effects Lead to Additional Warning From FDA

Yaz Side Effects Lead to Additional Warning From FDA

Bayer Healthcare is once again being required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update the marketing material for its popular prescription birth control medication Yaz and Yasmin. The latest update in the company’s marketing and advertising comes with new information about the drospirenone-based contraceptives and reports and accusations that Yaz and Yasmin may cause blood clots.

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Yaz lawsuits still on the rise in Canada, U.S.

Yaz lawsuits still on the rise in Canada, U.S.

Two Canadian women have filed a new lawsuit against Bayer AG, the latest in an ever-increasing line of lawsuits over the popular prescription birth control medications Yaz and Yasmin. The plaintiffs are alleging that the German drug manufacturer ignored the dangers and health complications associated with the contraceptive in order to falsely market and advertise for the sake of turning large profits.

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Bayer reports Yaz lawsuit total reaches 1,100

Bayer reports Yaz lawsuit total reaches 1,100

The total of lawsuits filed against Bayer over the alleged dangerous side effects of the prescription birth control medicine Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella has reached more than 1,100, according to a recent report released by the major pharmaceutical company. The report, Bayer’s 2009 annual report, also includes the five current class action lawsuits against the drug manufacturer. Three class action suits are in the U.S. while two are in Canada.

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Yaz Gallbladder and Yaz Blood Clots Lawsuit Filed In Michigan

Yaz Gallbladder and Yaz Blood Clots Lawsuit Filed In Michigan

As the number of cases involved in a class action lawsuit against Bayer for the pharmaceutical company’s prescription birth control medications Yaz and Yasmin grows, the complexity of cases is rising as well. A Michigan woman recently became the first prescription Yaz user in the Great Lakes State to file a Yaz Lawsuit against Bayer over dangerous Yaz Side Effects.

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Yaz Lawsuit: Class action cases progressing

Yaz Lawsuit: Class action cases progressing

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has recently and rapidly come into legal trouble over its oral contraceptive Yaz and its alleged dangerous and even fatal side effects. Yaz, its predecessor Yasmin, and the generic version Ocella have all come under fire in recent years for their overstated benefits and minimized risks. Experts predict that more than 25,000 cases could eventually be filed by women alleging dangerous to fatal side effects from using the prescription contraceptive.

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