Category: Yaz / Yasmin

Bayer’s controversial fourth-generation birth control products, Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to numerous injuries and deaths in the United States. Now, Health Canada, responsible for public health issues in Canada, has reported that at least 23 deaths may have been caused by the contraceptives, which contain the synthetic progestin drospirenone. Canadian Yaz & Yasmin Deaths According to a recent report in the New York Daily News, Health Canada has linked the deaths of at least 23 women to Bayer’s… Read More

Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been battling it out in court over whether the patent for its controversial fourth-generation birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, is valid. Although generic Yaz became available in January of 2012, it was pulled off the market pending patent litigation. An appeals court recently ruled that Bayer’s patent was not valid, so generic Yaz is now back on pharmaceutical shelves – despite the drug’s known health risks. Drospirenone Increases Risk Of Fatal Blood Clots Regardless of whether… Read More

A new Yaz side effects lawsuit filed by two California women alleges that fourth-generation birth control products, such as Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Beyaz, can cause injuries that include Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to other serious injuries as well. Like thousands of other women who use these drugs, both of these plaintiffs suffered DVT and now worry about how it will affect them in the future. They Should Have Warned Us! That’s what the plaintiffs in the… Read More

Bayer Pharmaceuticals recently reported that it has set aside $1.5 billion to allegedly address mounting litigation regarding the thousands of severe injuries and deaths surrounding its fourth generation of birth control products Yaz and Yasmin. Over $1B In Settlements Paid – No End In Sight Although global pharmaceutical giant Bayer has already paid out over $1 billion to settle nearly 5,000 claims by women who experienced blood clots that resulted in heart attacks, strokes and death, there does not seem… Read More

A Florida woman whose ob-gyn prescribed Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s fourth-generation birth control medication, Yaz, is suing the manufacturer after suffering from a stroke, having her gallbladder removed and more. She joins thousands of other women just like her who say that these types of injuries were unnecessary and could have been avoided – if the company had only warned them. Yaz Injury Victim May Need Long-Term Care Florida resident Latonia Jones’ lawsuit against Bayer alleges that she suffered permanent injuries… Read More

The Chief Judge for both Yaz injury lawsuits and Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits says that litigation is moving forward despite more and more lawsuits being transferred into multi-district litigation (MDL). The Yaz MDL now has 10,484 cases and 12,650 plaintiffs; the Pradaxa MDL stands at 176 cases and has 192 plaintiffs. Very Busy Judge Discusses Yaz & Pradaxa Lawsuits Chief Judge David Herndon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is very busy these days. Herndon is… Read More

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals over Yaz and Yasmin – its fourth-generation oral contraceptives. However, more and more lawsuits are now being filed against manufacturers of generic Yaz and Yasmin, alleging that users suffered serious side effects or have died. Gianvi & Ocella Are Really Yaz & Yasmin In A Generic Form Teva Pharmaceuticals manufactures Gianvi and Ocella – which are simply generic versions of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s Yaz and Yasmin. All four of these… Read More

Marisol Touraine, France’s health minister, is petitioning the European Union to restrict the use of third- and fourth-generation birth control pills such as Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella because of potential health risks. The French government announced in January that it will stop reimbursing prescription costs for contraceptives as more and more French women report injuries, according to a report by Reuters news service. European Medicines Agency Says Yaz Use Doubles Risk The European Medicines Agency, the EU equivalent of the… Read More

Three more women have filed product liability lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare, Barr Laboratories, Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and the McKesson Corporation after suffering serious Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella side effects. They join thousands of other women who allege that these fourth-generation birth control products can lead to a dangerous condition known as hyperkalemia. Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Side Effects Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, considered the “fourth generation” of birth control, are oral contraceptives which contain progestin drospirenone (drsp) –… Read More

A team of medical researchers led by Kaiser Permanente Northern California report that women taking birth control pills containing drospirenone are at a sharply increased risk of blood clots and blockage of arteries. The study appears in the January 2013 issue of the journal Contraception. Newer oral contraceptives, including Yaz, Yasmin and the generic Ocella that are widely prescribed, contain drospirenone, a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone. But many women have experienced serious side effects, including blood clots,… Read More

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