Posts Tagged 'Beyaz'

Yaz/Beyaz Settlements: $220,000 average could cost Bayer

Bayer could end up paying billions of dollars settling lawsuits alleging that the German corporation’s Yasmin line of birth control pills caused blood clots.

In a settlement involving 500 lawsuits, news reports are claiming that the company is paying at least $110 million – amounting to about $220,000 a case.

In light of the fact that about 11,000 more lawsuits have been filed over injuries allegedly caused by the pills, the total ...

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Yaz Settlement News–Bayer settles 500 cases for $110 million

Bayer will pay at least $110 million, or an average of about $220,000 a case, to settle about 500 lawsuits over claims that its birth control pills caused blood clots, Bloomberg reports.

The lawsuits dealt with the company’s pills containing the compound drospirenone, which include Yasmin, Yaz, Ocella and Beyaz.

According to the Bloomberg report, the settlements came after a federal judge postponed ...

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Information about deep-vein thrombosis

Deep-vein thrombosis, or the formation of a blood clot in one of the body’s larger veins, affects an estimated 2 million Americans each year, according to the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis.

The Coalition provides the following information about the condition:

• Deep-vein thrombosis most often occurs in the lower limbs, including the thigh or the calf.

• Only about half of the people with DVT experience symptoms. Sometimes DVT produces minimal or no symptoms.

• Symptoms of DVT may include pain, tenderness, ...

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Woman blames debilitating injury on Yasmin

A news report on KOMO, a Seattle TV station, profiles a dental hygienist who suffered a debilitating injury as a result of a blood clot that she attributes to her use of oral contraceptive Yasmin.

Laura Strothers described herself as a “healthy 30-year-old” with no symptoms associated with blood clots, other than her use of the popular birth control pill. After suffering the blood clot, she has to do her work with limited use of her left hand.

“My left arm was ...

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New Beyaz warnings may not be strong-enough

A women’s health advocate said she’s afraid the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to change the warning label on certain types of birth control pills won’t be enough to protect users from the increased risk of blood clots.

On April 10, the FDA announced the label change for birth control pills containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone, including Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Beyaz.

The new labels reflect the findings of multiple studies, ...

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FDA: Bayer must warn of Yaz/Beyaz increased blood clot risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on April 10 that it’s changing the labels of birth control pills containing the compound drospirenone, adding information to warn users that numerous studies found as high as a three-fold increase in the risk of blood clots from those pills compared to other contraceptives on the market.

“Based on this review, FDA has concluded that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills,” ...

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