Product News and Recalls

Journalist raises concerns about Beyaz

In an entry for re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, journalist Holly Grigg-Spall questions the health claims that Bayer makes for its birth control pill Beyaz, a variation on the corporation’s top-selling Yaz contraceptive.

Grigg-Spall points out that Beyaz is essentially Yaz with addition of a B vitamin, supposedly to alleviate the possibility of pregnancy complications and birth defects from the original Yaz pill.

But Beyaz still contains drospirenone – the synthetic hormone that thousands of lawsuits against Bayer identify as the cause of potentially fatal blood clots, pulmonary embolism and stroke.

Grigg-Spall also writes that the added supplementation in Beyaz has been linked in studies to a decrease in stroke and thrombosis risk, and suggests Bayer’s reluctance to advertise those claims stems from the fear of admitting blame in the lawsuits.

Women who have suffered injury as a result of taking Beyaz, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, or other contraceptives containing drospirenone may be eligible to recover damages. Contact Lopez McHugh for a free consultation. Call today because if you wait too long, you may be barred from recovering for your injuries by your state’s time limits.

See the blog entry here: http://menstruationresearch.org/2010/11/17/dont-just-take-yaz-be-yaz/