Yaz and Yasmin


What is Yaz

Yaz is birth control that comes in pill form, it contains a synthetic hormone called “Drospirenone”.  Yaz is also sold under the brand names – Yasmin, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq, all of these birth control pills are combination products of drospirenone with an estrogen such as ethinylestradiol.

Women taking or who have taken birth control pills that contain drospirenone have a sevenfold risk of developing blood clots compared to women who take birth control pills that contain levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestogen).

Even though Yasmin was the first birth control pill to contain drospirenone, when Yaz hit the U.S. market In 2006 it quickly became one of the most popular froms of birth control.

Bayer (the manufacturer of Yaz) marketed Yaz as a treatment for acne and PMS (premenstrual syndrome), making it appealing to women seeking answers to these problems.  (Later, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq quickly followed suit.) Although the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) did not approve Yaz as a treatment for acne and PMS, it approved Yaz as a form of oral contraceptive (birth control pill), as a treatment for PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and to help treat moderate acne.  According to the FDA, Bayer marketed Yaz incorrectly by wrongly suggesting that Yaz was approved to treat PMS and acne at any level of severity.  The FDA also accuses Bayer of downplaying the risks that Yaz posed.

Today there are more than 10,000 U.S. patients who have filed lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, making it necessary to appoint multi-district legislation (MDL) attorneys to handle all of the Yaz cases.

Steve Maher is a court appointed Yaz MDL attorney.  To contact Steve Maher, call The Maher Law Firm at 1-886-481-8667


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