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Bayer's Legal Woes Continue…

From BNET:
Bayer faces more than 125 lawsuits over its Yaz contraceptive and new cases are being filed around the country at a rate of up to up to six a day, according to Courthouse News…

Paul Kiesel

Yaz/Yasmin Being Linked to More Deadly Blood Clots

From The Texas Record:
A pregnant woman claiming her birth control pills are responsible for her blood clot and the death of her unborn baby has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drug’s…

Paul Kiesel

Swiss Health Regulator Investigating Bayer as Another Yaz Consumer Dies

This is unfortunately becoming a trend amongst young women who use these type of products from Bayer.
From Bloomberg:
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — Bayer AG, Germany’s largest drugmaker, said its…

Paul Kiesel

FDA to Bayer: Quit Overstating the Efficacy of Yaz and Misleading Consumers

Below is the beginning of a letter, written in late-2008, to the President & Chief Executive Officer of Bayer, Reinhard Franzen, from the FDA. It warns Bayer that its TV ads for Yaz are…

Paul Kiesel

NYT: Bayer Misleading Consumers over Risks Associated with Popular Contraceptives

From The New York Times:
The oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin are the top-selling pharmaceutical line for Bayer HealthCare, largely as a result of marketing that presents them as much more than…

Paul Kiesel

FDA Warns Bayer Over Quality Control Issues, Drug Ingredients

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators have warned drugmaker Bayer over quality control issues at a plant that makes the key ingredient in Yaz and other popular birth control drugs.
In a warning…

Paul Kiesel

Will the FDA Recall Birth Control Products Yasmin & Ocella?

From The Record:
After a birth control pill spent months in the spotlight during commercials aimed at correcting misrepresentations about it, the pill is now at the center of a St. Clair County…

Paul Kiesel

Beware of Generic Birth Control Pill Ocella

A 22-year-old woman who was taking Ocella, a generic version of the birth control pill Yasmin, recently suffered a stroke due to taking the drug. More information on this developing case will be…

Paul Kiesel

AP: Matrixx Stocks Fall After Zicam Lawsuits Announced

From the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Matrixx Initiatives Inc. fell Monday after the company disclosed several class action lawsuits related to its withdrawn cold treatment…

Paul Kiesel

Homepathic False Promises: Zicam

From The Atlantic:
I missed commenting on this earlier, but many readers may have noticed the recent scandal caused by Zicam. This is a cold remedy which was sold as a homeopathic medicine, but its…