Dangerous Contraceptive Pills Yaz and YasminShould Be Removed From The Market

As Georgia injury lawyers, we are well aware that citizens can no longer rely on the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to be the guardian of public safety when it comes to new drugs that come to market. Every year, the cash rich pharmaceutical companies, with their high powered lobbyist market and sell dangerous drugs and medical devices to the public. The Coalition Against Bayer Dangers, a consumer watchdog group, has demanded an ban of “third generation” contraceptive pills with increased rates of side effects. Studies recently published in the British Medical Journal found that pills which contained the hormones Drospirenone or Desogestrel carry twice the risk of potentially fatal injuries than the second generation medication first used in the 1970’s. The study showed that contraceptive pills such as Yaz and Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer, caused a 6-fold increase in the risk of blood clots, which cause serious injuries such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). These pills may also cause gallbladder disease requiring surgical removal. Bayer is the world market leader in hormonal contraceptives. Sales of Yaz and Yasmin were more than one billion dollars last year.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer, contact the Georgia Injury Lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP for a free consultation.

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