Bayer

05/11/2015

Pay-for-Delay Lawsuits Strengthened by CA Supreme Court Opinion

Pay For Delay Drug Litigation

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the California Supreme Court has issued an opinion which may leave large pharmaceutical companies vulnerable to antitrust challenges arising out of patent litigation settlements that effectively stifle competition in the pharmaceutical marketplace.  In these "pay-for-delay" lawsuits, manufacturers have been sued by consumers claiming that drug companies paid off smaller generic manufacturers as a way to keep lower-cost generics off the market.  In so doing, the larger companies have been able to maintain higher prices... Read More
03/06/2013

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Consolidation Opposed by Bayer

Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has taken a position opposing consolidation of legal actions brought against the medical device manufacturer for the Mirena IUD that can only be described as schizophrenic.  Bayer opposed the motion filed in the U.S. District Court of Ohio to proceed by consolidating these claims in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), which is similar to a class action.  MDL involves coordinating cases for pre-trial purposes such as conducting discovery and hearing of pre-trial motions. The plaintiffs moved for consolidation of all... Read More
02/19/2013

Mirena IUD Irresponsible Advertising Continues Despite Rising Lawsuits

The amount of money a pharmaceutical spends on advertising its products doesn’t necessarily mean its products are safe.  For example, drug giant Bayer, the maker of the Mirena IUD, has spent millions of dollars advertising its Mirena IUD contraceptive through TV and social media ads.  The advertising apparently works – Mirena IUD sales reportedly topped $700 million in 2010.   At the same time, women who have suffered serious complications after using the Mirena IUD including uterine perforation, miscarriage and... Read More
02/19/2013

Miscarriage and Infertility Linked to Mirena IUD Prompt Lawsuits

At Audet and Partners, LLP, we are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device).   Sadly, there have been cases linking the Mirena IUD to miscarriage and infertility. Now women across the United States who have suffered adverse complications after using the device are now speaking out. Mirena IUD Serious Injuries Serious complications have been linked to the Mirena IUD including: Infection Uterine Perforation Ectopic Pregnancy Miscarriage Ovarian Cysts Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Infertility Mirena IUD Lawsuits Bayer marketed it as... Read More
11/15/2012

Class Action Lawsuits Against Bayer in Connection With Mirena IUD Contraceptive Device

Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, was approved by the FDA in 2000 as a contraceptive device recommended to women who have had at least one child. This small, t-shaped plastic device is inserted by a health care professional and can be left in place for up to five years. Among its marketing strategies for the Mirena IUD, Bayer held “Mirena Parties” for “busy moms” in connection with the social networking site Mom Central. At these gatherings, a representative from Mom... Read More
04/20/2012

About Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella (Drospirenone) Litigation

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Some of the newest birth control pills -- Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella -- are the subject of over 1,000 lawsuits that claim the medications increase the risk of blood clots and stroke and cause other health problems in women who take them. Litigation focuses on Bayer Healthcare's failure to disclose the risks of taking these fourth generation combination birth control pills. Recent research regarding Yaz and blood clots prompted the FDA to require Bayer to add warnings to the drug... Read More
04/20/2012

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella Birth Control Pills

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Yasmin is the brand name for a birth control pill that is generically known as drospirenone.  It is also a treatment for moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women.  It is produced by Bayer Healthcare.  Bayer Healthcare also manufactures “Yaz” birth control pills. The main difference between Yaz and Yasmin is in the level of estrogen contained in each pill compared to the level of progestins. Yasmin has brought Bayer Healthcare $487 million in sales in the US alone with $1.5... Read More
10/28/2009

Newark woman sues maker of Yaz birth control – Inside Bay Area

Newark woman sues maker of Yaz birth control - Inside Bay Area: "A 39-year-old Newark woman has filed a lawsuit this week against Bayer Corp., blaming its popular birth control product Yaz for causing her stroke and other related health issues.Susan Galinis, the mother of 3-year-old twin girls, took the prescription-only product for four weeks in the summer of 2008, and wound up suffering a stroke that caused her to be hospitalized for six months, said her attorney, Michael Danko.The... Read More