FDA Considering New Safety Measures for Yaz | Yaz Lawsuit Settlement Imminent
Underscoring the connection between the birth-control drug Yaz and blood clots, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is poised this week to issue new safety measures regarding its use.
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz or Yasmin, is currently facing 10,458 lawsuits in federal court, according to the Southern District of Illinoisís U.S. District Court.
Compelling evidence gathered by lawyers representing these plaintiffs includes reports from the FDA trying to minimum of 50 deaths to the use of the birth-control pill from 2004 to 2008.
The deaths occurred as a result of one or more of the side effects of Yaz-related blood clots, which include heart attacks, strokes and blockage in the lungs or blood vessels
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The sales of contraceptives for Bayer are big business, with the company racking up $1.58 billion dollars in sales of Yaz just last year. So, there was and is definitely a strong financial motive for the mega drug maker to deny and cover up Yaz, or drospirenoneís blood-clot causing side effects.
In fact, David Kessler, a former FDA commissioner, contends that Bayer failed to include an analysis showing that Yasmin increased blood clots in U.S. users in research it gave to the agency to approve the contraceptive, according to an unsealed court document.
October FDA Warning
The mounting evidence between Yaz and sometimes fatal blood clots became so overwhelming that in October the FDA issued a statement warning the general public that women taking Yaz or any contraceptive with drospirenone were 74 percent more likely to develop such blood clots than those who didnít use the birth-control pills.
The FDA didnít make this pronouncement lightly. The agency based its warning on research gathered from data on 835,826 women who took the contraceptive including Bayerís Yasmin.
Long History of Obfuscation On Yaz
Since the birth-control pill was introduced in 2001, it appears to some experts that Bayer has conducted a campaign of obfuscation to keep information about its contraceptiveís dangerous blood-clotting side effects.
As early as 2003, the FDA began voicing its concerns over the alarming rate of blood clots developing in women taking Yaz. The concern was triggered by six deaths related to blood clots by users of the contraceptive just in 2003.
Bayer answered the FDAís concerns with a white paper that compared Yasmin with other contraceptives on the market, which ended up confirming the drugís dangerous blood-clotting side effects
Take Action Today On Yaz or Yasmin related side effects
Based on its past actions, there is little doubt that Bayer will continue to use every financial and legal resource it at its disposal to vehemently fight the mounting lawsuits that are being filed against it daily as a result of its top-selling contraceptive Yaz.
Thatís why it makes sense if you or a loved have developed a Yaz-related blood clot as a result of taking the drug, you should carefully consider seeking legal representation as soon as possible with a Yaz Lawyer.
Thatís because all lawsuits are subject to the statute of limitations Ė and time is running out. Doesnít it make sense for you to get the opinion of an attorney specializing in Yaz litigation?
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