Yaz and Yasmin are two of the most popular and best-selling birth control pills in the United States. However, the Food and Drug Administration found several of Yaz and Yasmin advertisements to be misleading due to the fact that they downplayed the side affects associated with the drug and portrayed them as safer than they have been proven to be. With this information, the FDA sent the Yaz and Yasmin manufacturers three warning letters.
The first letter, sent in 2003, stated that Yasmin ads portrayed the drug as safer than it has been proven to be through substantial clinical experience. The second warning letter, sent in 2008, is the letter that lead to a confusing Yaz commercial you may have seen. The letter stated that Yaz commercials made it seem as though the drugs could treat PMS and acne. As a result of this letter, the makers of Yaz were forced to run a $20 million advertising campaign to clarify the use and potential side effects of Yaz.
The third letter, sent by the FDA to Bayer, the makers of Yaz and Yasmin in 2009, again found that they were overstating the benefits of Yaz and the problems Yaz was designed to treat.
If you believe you have been mislead by a Yaz or Yasmin advertisement and have suffered any side effects resulting from your taking of the birth control drug, you can contact the Yaz lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.