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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
11/30/2011

Plavix Linked To Life Threatening Blood Disorder

The anti-platelet medication, Plavix (clopidogrel), has been linked to a deadly blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. TTP is rare blood disorder in which blood clots form throughout the body’s small blood vessels, explained NewInferno. These clots can lead to significant problems if blood vessels are blocked and blood flow becomes limited to major organs, such as the brain, kidneys, and heart. Plavix is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.americas-watchdog.com/plavix-linked-to-life-threatening-blood-disorder/ If you or someone you or a loved one... Read More