"The number of lawsuits involving Yaz and Yasmin blood-clotting allegations will likely continue to increase in light of news from Canada about links reported by government officials there between the contraceptives and deaths," said Resource4thePeople.
The Canadian Broadcasting Company reported in a June 12, 2013 posting***** that "According to documents obtained from Health Canada, doctors and pharmacists say Yaz and Yasmin are suspected in the deaths of the women, who mostly died suddenly from blood clots."
“This is a disturbing report but the information contained in Health Canada’s documents mirrors some of the allegations contained in Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits that are being filed in the United States,” said Resource4thePeople.
Health Canada is the Canadian equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which, on April 10, 2012, issued a Health Warning informing consumers and physicians about possible Yaz and Yasmin blood clotting side effects.******
"The Health Canada report comes shortly after a Canadian judge certified******* a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of women who are making allegations that Yaz and Yasmin can cause life-threatening blood clots," said Resource4thePeople.
The CBC also reported in its posting that "According to the documents obtained from Health Canada, between 2007 and February 2013, doctors and pharmacists have reported 600 adverse reactions and 23 deaths where Yaz or Yasmin were suspected. More than half of the reported deaths were women under 26, with the youngest age 14."
The April 10, 2012 Food and Drug Administration warning about Yaz and Yasmin blood-clotting side effects
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