Saturday, November 06, 2010

Contraceptive Pill 'Yaz' Causes Disease, Death

Blood clots, gall bladder disease, heart attacks and even strokes -- in each case, the women say their decline in health is directly linked to the contraceptive they chose.

For background, read Lawsuits over Birth Control Pills' Health Risks

UPDATE 9/16/11: Lawsuit against Bayer over near death of 35-year-old woman proceeds

UPDATE 6/7/11: Mother of 18-year-old sues Yaz maker Bayer for daughter's death

-- From "Yaz Has Long Alleged Track Record Of Blood Clots, Death" posted at Newsome Law Firm 10/29/10

While the more than 4,000 Yaz lawsuits proceed slowly, looking back to reports on one of Bayer’s most popular and profitable pill might shed some light on the reasons behind the mounting lawsuits. In July of 2009, CBS Business Network reported that Yaz caused an alleged 50 deaths between 2004 and 2008, according to claims made by plaintiffs. More and more lawsuits continue to be added to the already long list.

Part of the frustration that has led many women to file claims against Bayer is due to the company’s insistence on ignoring multiple studies and legal claims linking the ingredients in Yaz and Yasmin to a greatly increased risk for heart attack, stroke, gallbladder disease, and thromboembolism.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Investigation Uncovers Birth Control Problems" by Anita Blanton, KOCO TV5 Oklahoma City 11/4/10

Where you see advertisements for Yaz, you'll see bright colors and smiling faces. But now there's also an added emphasis on the serious side effects of this contraceptive -- results of a $20 million corrective marketing campaign by its manufacturer, Bayer, getting a message out that thousands of women now claim was missing when their pills were prescribed.

In addition to preventing pregnancy, Yaz (introduced in 2006 as going 'beyond birth control') is only approved for treating moderate acne and a disabling mood disorder called PMDD or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder from which few women suffer.

To read the entire article above, which includes a video report of two women's ailments, CLICK HERE.