For years, experts have warned that certain birth control pills like Yaz and Yasmin can cause dangerous blood clots. And for more than a year now, Bayer has been embroiled in paying settlements to the thousands of women affected.
The anticoagulant medication Pradaxa has been used by millions of patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke since it was introduced in 2010. However, experts continue to debate whether it causes higher risks for fatal internal bleeding.
The once-a-month implantable NuvaRing device is considered one of the most effective available at preventing pregnancy. However, the convenience could come at a price as the vaginal ring has been linked to serious NuvaRing side effects like blood clots.
In the past few years, health experts have warned that popular diabetes drugs like Byetta may be linked to increased risks of pancreatic and thyroid cancer. Now, with the growing number of patients coming forward to file injury claims, questions are arising over how to handle the litigation.
As Bayer faces a growing number of lawsuits from women who have suffered uterine perforation from the Mirena IUD, the company announced last week it will expand birth control sales to yet another product, permanent implant Essure.
Recent studies have shown that popular diabetes drugs like Januvia and Janumet may be associated with pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.
With sales of Yaz and Yasmin birth control dropping and Bayer spending over $1 billion to settle claims that the drugs caused dangerous blood clot conditions, the company is making moves to maintain its place in the birth control market.
As health experts continue to debate whether the popular blood thinner Pradaxa used by atrial fibrillation patients has dangerous internal bleeding risks, hundreds of patients affected are moving forward with lawsuits in a special federal court.
As warnings spread that popular diabetes drugs like Byetta may be linked to increased risks of pancreatic and thyroid cancer, patients affected by the side effects are coming forward to ask if they have legal rights for their injuries.
A special federal court that was just set up this month to handle the growing volume of Mirena patient lawsuits is already moving forward with scheduling hearings and requesting information from lawyers.