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Yasmin, Yaz Alleged Blood-Clotting Lawsuits Update: Resource4thePeople Reports Bayer Settles Nearly 5,000 Cases for $1 Billion and also now Settling Gall Bladder Cases
Date:4/27/2013

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“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of recent observational (epidemiologic) studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking drospirenone-containing birth control pills. Drospirenone is a synthetic version of the female hormone, progesterone, also referred to as a progestin. Based on this review, FDA has concluded that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills. FDA is adding information about the studies to the labels of drospirenone-containing birth control pills.”

In its announcement the FDA said that “The revised drug labels (Beyaz, Safyral, Yasmin and Yaz) will report that some epidemiologic studies reported as high as a three-fold increase in the risk of blood clots for drospirenone-containing products when compared to products containing levonorgestrel or some other progestins, whereas other epidemiological studies found no additional risk of blood clots with drospirenone-containing products. The labels also will include a summary of the previously released results of an FDA-funded study of the blood clot risk.”

Resource4thePeople said that additional inquiries about Yasmin and Yaz claims are coming in over news about a controversial Canadian case.

As reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) the British Columbia coroner’s office refused an autopsy request by the family of a woman who died from blood clots after being prescribed Yasmin.*****

The family then spent $1,200 out of their own pockets and their pathologist found that Yasmin and the woman’s obesity put her at risk of suffering the fatal blood clots, according to the report.*****

“According to the CBC the victim’s family is now seeking legal advice to determine whether they will join in the litigation against the manufacturers of Yasmin,” said Resource4thePeople. “This case involves similar
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