Yaz is a relatively new oral birth control medication. But an unfortunate number of patients have found, Yaz also causes serious, and life-threatening side effects including pulmonary embolism (blood clots to the lung), heart attack and stroke.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. – the drug’s manufacturer – before being regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a recent mandate, marketed Yaz which minimized these very serious side effects, and misleading millions of women about the safety of this medication.
If you’re taking the prescription medication Yaz or Yasmin, also manufactured by Bayer, and have had any of the side effects associated with these compounds, you may be entitled to compensation.
The FDA wrote in an Oct. 3 warning letter to Bayer that the company misled consumers in two 60-second TV commercials: “Not Gonna Take it” and “Balloons.”
“The (Yaz) TV ads are misleading because they broaden the drug’s indication, overstate the efficacy of Yaz and minimize serious risks associated with the use of the drug,” the FDA’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communication, states.
Among the drug’s risks are severe allergic reactions, chest pain or heaviness, confusion, coughing of blood, fainting and irregular heartbeat, Bayer’s Yaz Web site shows. The FDA contends, however, that the company’s statement about these and other side effects is “minimized by distracting visuals, numerous scene changes and other competing modalities such as the background music which combine to interfere with the presentation of the risk information.”
Of concern among public safety officials is the extent to which the Yaz ads downplay the risk the compound presents in certain high-risk individuals related to blood clotting and deep vein thrombosis.
In its letter, the FDA asked Bayer “to immediately cease dissemination of violative promotional materials for Yaz…” and ordered the company to begin a “truthful, non-misleading, and complete corrective messages” to consumers exposed to the two previous ads.
If you or someone you know has taken Yaz and has suffered side effects, you should consider seeking legal help.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Fort Worth Texas Defective Drugs Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Side Effect cases.