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Yaz Lawsuit: Injuries and Side Effects linked to Yaz

The number of women who have experienced serious adverse effects due to the prescription drug Yaz grows with each passing day. The danger posed by this birth control agent has become increasingly evident. Individuals who have taken Yaz and similar contraceptive drugs have reported dangerous side effects including blood clots, heart attacks, gallbladder ailments, strokes and additional complications. Yaz is formulated with drospireonone, a synthetic version of progestin. 

Facts About Yaz

Yaz was developed in 2001 by Bertex Laboratories. However, it was initially sold under the brand name Yasmin. When Bayer Heathcare assumed control of Bertex in 2006, the drug was renamed Yaz after receiving approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In recent years, Yaz has become an extremely popular birth control choice in the United States. It has also generated massive profits for its manufacturer. Bayer has spent a great deal of resources to generate widespread brand recognition of this drug. The company has also been the target of criticism for making questionable claims about its benefits.

FDA Intervention

The initial questions surrounding the marketing of Yaz were raised by the FDA. When Bertex still controlled the marketing of Yaz/Yasmin, the FDA asserted that insufficient information about the drug's potential side effects was being disseminated to the public. Further, the FDA argued that Bertex was guilty of making unsubstantiated claims about the drug's quality in comparison to that of its competitors. When Bayer assumed control of the product's marketing, the FDA reasserted its concerns about the misleading advertising tactics. Bayer was warned that it was forbidden from marketing Yaz for any use other than as a contraceptive. Yaz had only received FDA approval as a birth control drug, but was being marketed by Bayer as an effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome, acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

To date, Bayer has spent upwards of $20 million on advertising intended to counteract its prior claims about Yaz and to provide more detailed facts about possible side effects. However, many have already sustained significant injuries due to the dishonest promotion of the drug that occurred in previous years.

Potential Side Effects

Many have reported experiencing side effects that include strokes, gallbladder disease, pulmonary embolisms and heart attacks. It has been suspected that the drug is also responsible for less severe side effects that may cause health concerns in the future for those who have taken the drug. If you are concerned that your health has been negatively impacted by your use of Yaz, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

Despite the voluminous reports of hazardous side effects resulting from Yaz, Bayer continues to aggressively market the drug. Prescriptions continue to be written for Yaz at an alarming rate. Those who have suffered injuries and adverse health because of Yaz may be entitled to financial compensation. If you or someone you love has been harmed by Yaz, you owe it to yourself to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney.


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