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Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Risk Prompts Push for Stricter Warnings

Dec 7, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  reviewers are pushing for stronger blood clot warnings for Yaz, Yasmin, and other birth control pills that contain drospirenone.  In a report posted on the agency website yesterday, FDA reviewers said that evidence linking Yaz, Yasmin and similar oral contraceptives to an increased risk of blood clots is conflicting, but could not be ruled out.The FDA report was released in advance of tomorrow's joint meeting for the FDA's Reproductive Health...

Yasmin Lawsuit Documents Reveal Bayer Concealed Blood Clot Risks

Dec 6, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
More documents have been unsealed in the Yaz and Yasmin litigation, including an expert witness report that alleges Bayer AG hid evidence pointing to a higher risk of blood clots among Yasmin users from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).  According to a Bloomberg News report, the allegations were made by David Kessler, a former FDA commissioner.Kessler's statement was one of five expert opinions released yesterday by lawyers representing former users of Bayer’s Yasmin...

Another Study Points to Yaz, Yasmin Dangers

Nov 8, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
For the third time in just a few weeks, a study is confirming a higher risk of blood clots among women who use birth control pills like Yaz or Yasmin.  According to the new study, the increased blood clot risk associated with Yaz, Yasmin and other pills made with the progestin, drospirenone, would translate to about eight to 10 clots per 10,000 women per year. The new study is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and involved more than 300,000 women in Israel, found that...

New Study Provides Strong Evidence of Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Danger

Oct 26, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
A new study has confirmed that Yaz, Yasmin and other birth control pills made with the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to cause blood clots.  The study, published yesterday in the British Medical Journal, found drospirenone birth control pills double the risk of blood clots compared to those that contain an older progestin, levonorgestrel.The study found similar increased risks with birth control pills containing two other newer, synthetic progestins, desogestrel and...

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