Posts Tagged 'Beyaz'

Another delay in Yasmin case

For the second time in three months, the U.S. District Court has delayed trial deadlines in the cases over Yaz/Yasmin/Beyaz birth control for 60 days.

Chief Judge David R. Herndon of the Southern District of Illinois announced the delay on Feb. 29. The delay will allow the parties in the case more time to negotiate.

Lopez McHugh is representing multiple plaintiffs against Bayer Healthcare, manufacturer of the birth control pills Yasmin, Yaz, Beyaz, and Ocella. Lopez McHugh’s claim, supported by a ...

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FDA Panel: Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Labeling Should Reflect Risks

A Food and Drug Administration panel of experts ruled that the labeling of the popular birth-control pills Yaz and Beyaz should be updated to reflect recent data showing the drug poses a higher risk of causing blood clots than older contraceptives.

Already, 10,458 lawsuits have been filed in federal court against pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, maker of the contraceptives Yaz, Beyaz, and Yasmin. Plaintiffs claim they weren’t warned of the drug’s harmful side effects, according to the Southern District of ...

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BMJ Report: Replacement Hips Expose Patients to Potentially Toxic Metals

A report today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) alleges that metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery has potentially exposed hundreds of thousands of patients around the world to toxic substances.

The report, dated Feb. 28, 2012, states that patients have been misled about their participation in “what has effectively been a large uncontrolled experiment.”

The hip replacement joints in question employ a cobalt-chromium alloy rather than ceramic or polyethylene. The BMJ report states that the procedure has been used close to a million ...

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PA Supreme Court Refuses to Throw out Yaz Lawsuits

King’s Bench Petition Denied

Today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Bayer’s King’s Bench Petition in the Yaz/Yasmin litigation. In plain English, this means that these lawsuits, many of which were pending since 2009, and which were put on hold late last year, can now go forward.

Some Background

Several thousand women from across the country have sued Bayer in state Court in Philadelphia. The basis of the lawsuit is that Bayer Corporation, and its subsidiaries, which ...

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More Details About the FDA Advisory Committee Vote on Yaz: Majority Have Concerns

Background

On December 8, 2011, an FDA advisory committee held hearings on the safety of Yaz and Yasmin. After nearly a full day of testimony, the committee voted 21-5 that the information about the risks of Yaz provided to doctors and patients were inadequate. The panel voted narrowly, however, that the benefits outweigh the risks overall, and therefore voted not to remove Yaz from the market. The second vote was 15-11.

In the weeks following ...

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2012 Yaz settlement?

With the recent Yaz settlement news, people are starting to wonder whether there will be a Yaz settlement in 2012. In early January two judges involved in the litigation put trial deadlines on hold and ordered mediation. The both sides were ordered to attempt to negotiation a Yaz settlement in good faith.

To date, there has been no additional public information released regarding a Yaz settlement in 2012, but no news is probably good ...

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