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Yaz Warnings from the FDA

warnings about yazYaz and Yasmin were designed for safe and effective birth control with fewer of the side effects that plagued traditional pills. Recently, however, experts have issued warnings about the safety of Yaz and the manufacturer has started settling claims by those injured.

If you have taken either drug, it is important to know the Yaz warnings and whether you can receive help for any injuries suffered.

Since 2001, the FDA has received hundreds of reports of injury or death among women taking Yaz or Yasmin. In fact, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reported that Yaz and Yasmin ranked second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA.

Researchers discovered that the hormone drospirenone used in these drugs can increase the level of potassium in the blood, therefore causing heart problems, blood clots, DVT, stroke or pulmonary embolism.

So far, more than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits alleging serious injury from taking Yaz. This year, Bayer pledged nearly $1 billion to settle these claims and continues to resolve cases for those affected.

If you or a loved one have taken Yaz, it is important to know the Yaz Warnings for blood clots, stroke, DVT and pulmonary embolism. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer if you have been affected.


FDA Issued Warning Letters

The FDA has issued warning letters to Bayer on four occasions in 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2012 over the safety of Yaz or Yasmin, ordering that the company improve its marketing approach or change drug labels to address safety concerns.

The British Medical Journal has also issued Yaz warnings, publishing studies from European researchers in 2009 and 2011 which found that the hormone drospirenone in Yaz could increase the risk of blood clots.

On October 27, 2011, the FDA also released a study of more than 800,000 women which showed drugs like Yaz could increase the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.

Lawyers are helping those who have taken these drugs understand the Yaz warnings and whether they may qualify for help from the manufacturer. Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of case, have experience fighting large drug companies, and have the resources to pursue your case.

The Drug Resource Center works with only the top defective drug law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.

Contact us today for more information on Yaz, the warnings and side effects associated with the drug, and current litigation. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.