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When it was introduced in 2006, Yaz quickly became a popular contraceptive pill because of its attractive advertisements and claims that the drug helped with acne, weight loss, and even premenstrual moodiness. Like many other birth control pills on the market, Yaz is a combination pill, which means it contains both synthetic estrogen and synthetic progesterone. Many consumer watchdog groups quickly began to question the safety of Yaz.
Within several months of Yaz’s introduction, users were reporting severe side effects from the drug. Unlike most hormonal contraceptives, Yaz’s synthetic progesterone is a chemical called drospirenone. Drospirenone is chemically similar to a diuretic and has been linked to severe problems such as gallbladder disease, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, increased potassium levels, and even death. Despite these risks, Yaz has never been recalled. Yaz is manufactured by Bayer, and four members of the FDA’s advisory committee, including the committee chair, had financial ties to Bayer.
Since the FDA’s own study found that users of drospirenone have a 74% increased risk of developing blood clots, the fact that Yaz remains on the market is suspect due to the FDA’s conflict of interest. Yaz is still available as a method of birth control today with only a slight label change. The label now states that users of all hormonal birth control pills are at risk of developing blood clots.
Because the FDA has not taken action to remove Yaz from the market, those who have been injured by Yaz have sought legal action instead. Seventy cases have been settled so far for undisclosed sums of money, and as many as 11,300 may go to trial in 2012 if a settlement cannot be reached between Bayer and the injured parties. If you or a loved one has been injured by Yaz, contact our lawyers for advice and assistance about your case.
To find out if you have a case, complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 for a free no obligation consultation with an experienced Yaz/Yasmin attorney.