Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Personal Injury Suits Filed Against Makers of Birth Control Pill Yaz

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is under attack for problems associated with the oral contraceptive known as Yaz or Yasmine.

First, the company received censure from the FDC over unsubstantiated claims and unstated risks in advertising spots for Yaz. Now, the oral contraceptive is at the center of a tidal wave of personal injury lawsuits. One of the most recent of these was filed in Illinois by Kerry Sims, a young woman who claims that the drug caused her to develop a type of lung blood clot known as a pulmonary embolism. Other suits that have been filed have linked Yaz to health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, and even death. Many of these suits claims that the informational literature provided by Bayer does not fully explain the risks associated with the product. To date, more than 50 deaths have been attributed to the drug in FDA reports.

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