Federal lawsuits have been filed in Ohio and Wisconsin alleging that since Yasmin/Yaz has been available on the market, it has been responsible for over 50 deaths and hundreds of health concerns due to complications with the medicine.
According to medical reports, patients with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, chronic high blood pressure, and several others are at a high risk of dangerous Yasmin side effects.
Yasmin and Yaz are monophasic, combined oral contraceptive pills, developed by Bayer AG. They are a combination of two main chemicals: drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. The complications seem to be a result of the drospirenone; as it is processed in the body, women can experience incresed levels of potassium in their blood over a period of time.
Complications arising from increased potassium levels in the blood include deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, blood clots and renal (kidney) complications.
Bayer AG has also been legally reprimanded several times for their advertising claims. So far, two warnings have been given to Bayer by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); the first in 2003 and the second in 2008.
The most recent warning from the FDA reprimanded Bayer, claiming the Yaz television ads misled the public by inflating the drug’s efficacy while minimizing the risk of side effects. According to California’s attorney general, “Bayer’s deceptive ad campaign led young women to believe that its oral contraceptive would cure symptoms for which it was not approved for use.”
Bayer has since been ordered to spend $20 million correcting the campaign as well as agreeing to restrictions requiring Bayer to submit further Yasmin/Yaz advertisments to the FDA for review before they launch on air.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law firm is currently evaluating and accepting side effect cases from the use of of Yaz/Yasmin.
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