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Recalling a commercial

Posted on May 28th, 2010 No Comments

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 Hart by calling 800-761-3187.

Yasmin experiences drop in sales

Posted on May 21st, 2010 No Comments

Bayer, the parent company that manufactures Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, has announced a sales drop of 10.2 percent this quarter.

Representatives state that the drop may have been in response to increasing concerns over blood clots and other side effects from Yaz and Yasmin. Over the past few months, the number of lawsuits filed by women who have suffered from severe or life-threating illness and injury during or after taking the contraceptives have increased. The drop in sales is out of sync with the rest of the company’s sales and earning, which saw an increase of 5.3 percent.

To learn more about your rights and legal options if you have suffered injury from Yaz or Yasmin, contact the Yaz injury lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 to learn more.

Yaz pills recalled in Germany in 2009

Posted on May 14th, 2010 No Comments

It has recently come to light that around 33,000 boxes of Yaz birth control pills were recalled at a Bayer plant in Germany in November, 2009, over poor manufacturing practices.

Due to the fact that neither the FDA nor Bayer publicized this fact, it was not reported on at all and until this week was unknown to the media.

The recall was found buried deep in an FDA enforcement report from November 25, 2009.

FDA inspectors found “significant deviations” from proper manufacturing standards, including poor quality control of active pharmaceutical ingredients, at the drug-maker’s plant in Weimar, Germany.

Bayer was found to be doctoring their test results by the FDA. Investigation found that Bayer was taking out-of-specification test results, diluting them with favorable test results, and then reporting the higher average from this rather than the lower average including poor results.

Bayer has repeatedly show itself to be a company without qualms when it comes to misrepresenting their product, even at the risk of their consumer’s welfare. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Yaz birth control pill side-effects, the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart are prepared to assist you with your case. Contact us today at 800-761-3187.

Bayer loses a Yasmin patent in ruling

Posted on May 13th, 2010 No Comments

A court recently let stand a patent ruling that would invalidate Bayer’s patent over Yasmin.

The oral contraceptive Yasmin is manufactured by Bayer at the brand-name level. However, the generic manufacturing industry won their claim to invalidate Bayer’s patent on the drug. Barr Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a property of Telva Pharmaceutical Industries, currently uses Bayer to supply their generic drug sales for this contraceptive. However, the court’s decision could prove to significantly change that relationship.

This news comes with a potential boom for generic pharmaceuticals due to healthcare reforms, some fear.

It is important to know your legal rights now. If you or someone you love has suffered from blood clots, stroke, or any of the other negative side-effects due to taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella, contact the Yasmin lawsuit attorneys at Williams Hart today. Call 800-761-3187 now to learn more.

FDA Orders Bayer to Update Yaz Warnings

Posted on May 7th, 2010 No Comments

The United States Food and Drug Administration is once again requiring Bayer Healthcare to update the marketing material for the popular prescription contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin.

The latest update was spurred by new information linking the drospirenone-based contraceptives to a higher risk of blood clots. This new requirement for the company’s marketing and advertising mirrors a recent announcement in Europe, in which Bayer was forced to add warnings about the higher risk of blood clots tot he packaging of both the Yaz and Yasmin pills.

The Food and Drug Administration informed Bayer in a letter last week that the pharmaceutical manufacturer was responsible for updating current information quickly and completely.

More than 1,100 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer over Yaz and Yasmin side effects.

If you or someone you love has suffered from negative side effects as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin, the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart are prepared to assist you with your case. Contact us today at 800-761-3187.

Yasmin Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots

Posted on May 7th, 2010 No Comments

New research suggests that the popular prescription contraceptive Yasmin carries a high risk of blood clots.

According to an independent study, conducted by researches at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and published in the British Medical Journal, birth control pills that contain the ingredient drospirenone – like Yasmin – are twice as likely to cause blood clots than other birth control pills which generally contain levonorgestrel, a non-synthetic hormone.

Yasmin is produced by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Drospirenone is a form of progestin unique to Bayer products, and not used in any other birth control pills available in the United States. Drospirenone causes blood potassium levels to elevate and creates a condition known as hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia can cause heart problems and numerous other health issues.

If you or someone you love has suffered from negative side effects as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin, the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart are prepared to assist you with your case. Contact us today at 800-761-3187.

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