Yaz (drospirenone) is a birth control pill that claims to be 99.9 percent effective when taken within four hours of the same time each day. It is produced by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Yasmine is similar to Yaz but contains less ethinyl estradiol (a bioactive form of estrogen). Yaz was also prescribed in the treatment of moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (a severe form of PMS).
Yaz FDA Alerts
First, in 2008, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Bayer Corporation involving false claims that Bayer made on Yaz commercials. In November 2009, 33,000 boxes of Yaz were recalled. As of right now, there has not been a recall for the products. However, because of the increased danger of side affects, there have been changes to Yaz advertising and prescriptions.
Lawsuits thus far have alleged that Bayer failed to test and research Yaz and Yasmine properly. Additionally, with the potentially misleading advertisement and minimized recall action of poorly made Yaz or Yasmin products, there is a chance that Bayer has hurt many individuals. Furthermore, there is a claim that Bayer has failed to adequately warn the medical community about the risk of serious side effects from Yaz or Yasmin.
Drug Manufacturers Duty to Warn of Safety Risks Under Product Liability Laws
While all medications have certain, anticipated side effects, a drug manufacturer has a duty to inform physicians adequately regarding the known risks associated with its drugs. If a manufacturer fails to do so, it can be held responsible to patients who are injured as the result of inadequate warnings, under a legal theory known as "product liability."
If you or a loved one has experienced any health problems from taking Yaz or Yasmine including heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Pumonary Embolism (PE), Gallbladder Disease and/or other heart-related adverse conditions, you should seek immediate medical counsel to discuss this emerging information on Yaz and Yasmine. You also have legal rights and should contact a qualified Yaz or Yasmine lawyer, as provided on this site, to discuss your litigation options. As all claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay. Please call today to arrange for an initial consultation.
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