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Bayer Pushes Dangerous Birth Control Pills Despite 4000+ Lawsuits

Bayer Pushes Dangerous Birth Control Pills Despite 4000+ Lawsuits

Blood clots, gallbladder disease, heart attack and stroke are four of the main adverse side effects thousands of women, their doctors, and legal representatives claim are caused by the drugs Yaz and Yasmin and their generic equivalents. In many pharmaceutical cases, when massive evidence piles up in the form of lawsuits for a company, the company in question often removes the drug from the market and halts its distribution.

Yet Bayer continues pushing sales of the controversial birth control pills while lawsuits against the company rise above 4,000. By the time the first trial begins in September 2011, some legal experts claim the total of suits filed could reach up to 30,000.

Meanwhile, Bayer took the same ingredients as Yaz and Yasmin and re-released them with the FDA’s permission. The new form of the old pills is called Beyaz. The pill is considered a new product because of the addition of a folate supplement, which is said to help prevent birth defects should a customer using the pill accidentally still get pregnant.

A Squidoo article mentioned, “Bayer is using its financial resources to vigorously defend itself against the claims that its contraceptive causes an increased risk of the more serious side effects. And despite the growing number of lawsuits it is managing to hold on to this strategy.” As the number of lawsuits rises, Bayer’s profits and marketing campaigns rise with them.

Lawyers in the Yaz lawsuits hope to demonstrate that Bayer knew about the increased risks involved with Yaz and Yasmin when compared to other available options on the market, and that the company failed to adequately warn consumers.

World Radio Switzerland did a brief report on Yaz and Yasmin, which alleges that a 32-year-old ended up with wounded lungs and brain. The article notes further that a woman died in earlier in 2010 in connection with taking the risky birth control pills.

References:

Health Express Staff Writer. (October 18, 2010) “New Yasmin contraceptive developed.” Retrieved on November 5, 2010 from Health Express.

James, Jason. (November 2010) “Yaz Lawsuit Settlement.” Retrieved on November 5, 2010 from Squidoo.

WRS Staff Writer. (November 4, 2010) “Birth control pill scare flares up.” Retrieved on November 5, 2010 from World Radio Switzerland.

Bayer Pushing Yaz Despite Injuries, Complaints and Lawsuits

Bayer Pushing Yaz Despite Injuries, Complaints and Lawsuits

Thousands of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella lawsuits are pending against the pharmaceutical company Bayer. With all the negative attention the company has received over their birth control product line, Bayer has yet to cease its contraceptive production and marketing.

Instead, Bayer has taken the same controversial ingredients used in Yaz and Yasmin, added folic acid, packaged them in a new container with a new name, and released them to the U.S. market with immediate FDA approval. The new pill, Beyaz, was released in October 2010 in U.S. and international markets.

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Yaz, Yasmin, and Gallbladder Disease

Yaz, Yasmin, and Gallbladder Disease

As the 4,200+ cases against Bayer over the serious side effects and alleged injuries and deaths caused by Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella proceed, it remains unclear exactly how the drug might be responsible for gallbladder damage. There is a correlation between increased gallbladder issues and the use of the drugs, but doctors and lawyers have yet to demonstrate exactly how the problem arises.

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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.

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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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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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