A popular prescription contraceptive, Yaz has been the focus of legal controversy, as women using the drug have reported a number of serious health consequences and side effects associated with the drug. Thousands of individual lawsuits have been filed against YazвЂ™s manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, concerning and alleging side effects to women ages 14 and older who had been prescribed the contraceptive. Additionally, the drug had been prescribed as a treatment for acne for some women.
Despite being subject to the standard clinical trials that most prescription drugs undergo, Yaz and its subsequent side effects could not be foreseen due to the problems involved in contraceptive testing, specifically with the lack of ability to test a placebo. Over the past few years, women have reported side effects such as stroke, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, heart attacks, and sudden death that have been linked to Yaz and similar drugs like Yasmin and Ocella.
Yaz Litigation in these Cities and Others
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