There are now more than 2,000 Yaz/Yasmin birth control lawsuits filed against the pharmaceutical company Bayer. The litigation is complex and made further difficult by the number of documents related to the lawsuit (10,000+). While Bayer insists its birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin are completely safe and don’t increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes, it plans to unveil a new birth control pill, Natazia, sometime in the fall. Natazia is another birth control pill that contains a new combination of estrogen and progestin, the same chemical formula blamed for the increased health risks in Yaz and Yasmin.
With the amount of marketing efforts and financial resources poured into Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer appears ready to fight the birth control lawsuits to the bitter end. As with so many pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits, what is produced during the lawsuit should reveal the truth and hopefully protect the consumer from danger.
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