Updated Information On Birth Control Risk

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Revised Drug Labels for Yaz and Yasmin The FDA recently issued a Drug Safety Communication informing the public it has completed a review study of the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control containing dropsirenone.  Drospirenone is a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone, and is also called progestin.  The study concludes [...]

FDA Says More Studies Needed to Determine Clot Risk with Yaz and Others


On December 8th, an FDA advisory panel will meet in order to further discuss the safety of drospirenone-containting birth control pills like Yaz and Yasmin. These newer-generation oral contraceptives have been the subject of heated debate amongst health regulators worldwide. In the U.S., federal regulators are asking for more information, pushing for more research on [...]

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 [...]

Study Confirms Drospirenone-Containing Birth Control Pills (YAZ and others) Increase Risk of VTE


According to a study published on October 25 in The British Medical Journal, newer-generation birth control pills, specifically those containing the progestogen hormones drospirenone, desogestrel or gestodene, double the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), compared to older-generation contraceptives containing the progestogen hormone, levonorgestrel. Best-selling brands and generics like Yaz and Ocella are examples of the [...]

Health Canada Reviewing Safety of Birth Control Pills


Health Canada is currently reviewing the safety of Bayer Pharmaceutical’s birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, in an effort to determine if women who use these drugs are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening blood clots over women using different brands of birth control. The review was prompted by two new studies recently published [...]

Risk of Blood Clots Trigger FDA’s Review of Birth Control Pills

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Following reports from two new studies claiming that birth control pills containing the progestin hormone, drospirenone, are more likely to pose a higher-than-expected risk of serious blood clots, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety review of all drospirenone-containing birth control products. The expressed concern over drospirenone, which can be found specifically in [...]

Mother of Yaz Victim Files Suit


After the tragic loss of her daughter, Joan Cummins has officially filed a wrongful death suit against the drug manufacturer, Bayer Corp. Cummins is the mother of Michelle Pfleger, the Elon University freshman who died suddenly last fall as a result of a blood clot in her lungs. The suit targets Bayer’s birth control product, [...]