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Australian doctors concerned with potential over-the-counter version of Yazmin, Yaz

April 10th, 2015

Doctors in Australia are concerned with the potential sale of an over-the-counter version of birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. The Australian Medical Association has formally spoken against the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) proposal to create a generic, over-the-counter version of the drugs.

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Professionals urge doctors and patients to be vigilant in detecting blood clots

January 16th, 2015

Florida A&M Professor of Occupational Therapy Barbara Kornblau is urging doctors and patients to be vigilant and take aches and pains seriously while detecting blood clots. Kornblau warned that the symptoms and signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism can be nonspecific and easily misinterpreted.

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Alabama Supreme Court rules brand name manufacturers could be liable for generic drugs

January 16th, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that brand name drug companies could be held liable for patients who were injured by their generic drug counterpart. The 6-3 ruling accompanied a decision that found a Pfizer subsidiary responsible for failing to disclose risks associated with acid reflux drug Reglan, as well as its generic counterparts.

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Professionals urge doctors and patients to be vigilant in detecting blood clots

October 17th, 2014

Florida A&M Professor of Occupational Therapy Barbara Kornblau is urging doctors and patients to be vigilant and take aches and pains seriously while detecting blood clots. Kornblau warned that the symptoms and signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism can be nonspecific and easily misinterpreted.

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Former American Idol passes away due to blood clot

September 12th, 2014

Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns has passed away at age 35 after developing a blood clot in his ankle. Johns reportedly went to the doctor with what appeared to be a twisted ankle and pain rising up his leg. He was released with pain medication and found unresponsive the following afternoon. read more…

Yasmin and Yaz Side Effects: A Fourth-Generation Progestin Link?

August 29th, 2014

The most recent round of lawsuits, filed on August 20, 2012, against the Bayer Corporation, et al., allege injuries from Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella (generic Yasmin) birth control pills. Among the plantiffs’ claims are diagnosed deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and TIA/stroke.

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“Protest The Pill Day” aims to inform women of Yaz, Yasmin blood clots

July 10th, 2014

Saturday, June 7th was “Protest The Pill Day,” an event organized to inform women about the risks associated with birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. Bayer’s top-selling birth control pills have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis, which can cause heart attacks and stroke. read more…

Australian women file class-action Yaz lawsuit

June 27th, 2014

Nearly 100 women in West Australia have signed on to a class-action Yaz lawsuit alleging that the birth control pills caused potentially fatal blood clots. The Australian women are just some of the more than 10,000 women across the globe who have suffered from Yaz and Yasmin blood clots after being prescribed the contraceptives. read more…

Woman awarded $14 million in Yasmin lawsuit

May 13th, 2014

A 43-year old Chicago woman was awarded $14 million by a jury in her Yasmin lawsuit. Mariola Zapalski developed blood clots and suffered a stroke at the age of 37, only two weeks after she was prescribed the birth control pill Yasmin for irregular bleeding. read more…

Bayer settles more than 8,000 Yasmin lawsuits as of February

April 9th, 2014

According to Bayer Pharmaceutical’s annual reports, the drug manufacturer has settled more than 8,000 Yasmin lawsuits in the U.S. as of February 2014. The company has paid nearly $1.7 billion to patients who suffered Yasmin blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis. read more…

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