NuvaRing Hormones

NuvaRing is a form of birth control that is inserted vaginally to help prevent pregnancy NuvaRing  is made of a flexible plastic that releases a low dose of progestin and estrogen directly into the body, resulting in a higher dose of hormones than what is delivered by oral birth control pills. NuvaRing increases the risk of [...]

The OTC Morning After Pill

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The OTC (Over The Counter) morning after pill is no longer restricted by age A federal judge rules that Plan B and Next Choice should be available to all, including minors. Plan B was first approved for use in 1999 by prescription only; the FDA granted over-the-counter access to the pill for women 18 and [...]


Nuvaring | NuvaRing Side Effects | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

NuvaRing is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring used to prevent pregnancy NuvaRing is made of a flexible plastic that is inserted into the vagina for a three-week period, and removed from the vagina for a one week period.  During the week that NuvaRing is not in the vagina, the user may experience a menstrual [...]

Mirena Birth Control

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What is Mirena : Mirena is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.  Mirena is a form of birth control called an IUD (Intrauterine Device) or an IUS (Intrauterine Contraceptive System).  The word “intrauterine” simply means “inside the womb”.  An IUD is a small “T” shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to help prevent [...]

Devastating NuvaRing Side Effects

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NuvaRing is a drug known as a 3rd-generation contraceptive. NuvaRing was intended to reduce the risk of unwanted side effects among its users, by employing a new combination of hormones.  In contrast, the hormones (which include a synthetic progestin known as desogestrel) are estimated to have doubled the risk of blood clots and stroke in [...]

Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pill Settlement

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella / RxRecall / The Maher Law Firm

Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pill Settlement of 500 Cases Reported for $110 Million It was reported in Bloomberg  on Friday that Bayer AG, the manufacturer of the blockbuster birth control drugs, Yaz and Yasmin has settled about 500 lawsuits arising out of blood clot injuries alleged to have been caused by the drugs.  It [...]

Birth Control Pills Recalled

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Recalled Birth Control Pills Glenmark Generics Inc. USA today issued a “voluntary, nationwide, consumer-level recall of seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets.”  The recall is being implemented because of a packaging error that was discovered when Glenmark received a complaint from a consumer, stating that she – “received one blister pack in which [...]

Use of Ortho Evra Patch Backed by FDA Advisory Panel


Last week, an FDA advisory panel voted 19 to 5 that the Ortho Evra birth control patch should remain on the market, finding that its benefits outweigh its potential risk for blood clots. While the panel’s final vote ultimately backed the continued use of the patch, it also recommended that information regarding the increased risk [...]

Yaz News: Bayer May Have Marketed Birth Control Pills for Unapproved Uses


In an online news article posted to Bloomberg’s website this week, it seems that pharmaceutical giant, Bayer AG, could have misled women regarding the potential health risks associated with use of their newer generation of birth control pills. According to information collected from the review of internal company e-mails, Bayer may have even sought to [...]

FDA Study Reveals Clot Risk Increases with Use of Yaz, Yasmin and Others


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an updated safety communication regarding drospirenone-containing birth control pills, following its review of the results from an agency-funded study. According to the FDA, Bayer Pharmaceutical’s widely-used birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, are 75 percent more likely to cause blood clots in women than older-generation pills. The [...]