Attorneys Representing Women Harmed by Yaz
Catchy Advertising Camouflages Dangers of Bayer Birth Control Drugs
YAZ and Yasmin birth control pills and their generic offspring have made billions of dollars for pharmaceutical manufacturers advertising them not only for birth control, but as the antidote to acne and premenstrual problems. Tragically, thousands of young women have paid the price with serious – even lethal – side effects including:
- Blood clots
- Heart attacks
- Sudden death.
Medical scientists speculate that issues with blood clots may have surfaced as early as 2001 in the clinical trials for Yasmin. Recent evidence shows that Berlex, the drug’s original manufacturer, and its successor, Bayer, knew as early as 2003 that users of Yasmin faced twice the risk of suffering blood clots as patients using competing products. Yet, the companies invested millions in advertising and continued to peddle these potentially deadly pills to unsuspecting women – and continued to utilize warnings similar to those used for safer birth control drugs in an effort to hide the unique safety risks of their products.