After a thorough search of the FDA’s adverse events database, a German research group found there have been 190 Yaz or Yasmin related deaths in the United States alone.
Most of the women were young and healthy when they started taking the oral contraceptive. They then suddenly developed blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, suffered a stroke or gallbladder disease.
Currently, there are about 7000 lawsuits against Bayer, the makers of Yaz and Yasmin. The German research group called Coalition against Bayer Dangers, or CBG would like to have women who suffered a Yaz side effect speak out at a Bayer shareholder meeting; Because of the high number of injuries, CBG aims to ask the drug makers to recall their best-selling birth control pill.