The FDA wants YAZ and other widely-used birth control to include a warning label alerting consumers of the high risk of blood clots associated with use of the medication, according to CBS News.
This is not the first time that Yaz has come under fire. In the past, the FDA issued a warning letter alerting consumers that the manufacturer, Bayer, over-promised benefits of the drug while minimizing its risks.
Yaz was approved by the FDA for the following uses:
- Pregnancy prevention;
- Treating the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder;
- Treating moderate acne.
"The TV ads are misleading because they broaden the drug's indication, overstate the efficacy of Yaz, and minimize serious risks associated with the use of the drug," the FDA warning letter stated. " These violations are concerning from a public health perspective because they encourage use of Yaz in circumstances other than those in which the drug has been approved, over-promise the benefits and minimize the risks associated with Yaz."
At Gordon & Doner , we are investigating claims of women who have been injured by the use of Yaz, especially in light of the recent connection of blood clots to Yaz consumption. If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of Yasmin or Yaz, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries -- but you need to explore your legal options before it is too late. Our qualified pharmaceutical lawyers can help you determine if you have a case.
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