Posts Tagged 'Yasmin heart attack'

“Protest The Pill Day” aims to inform women of Yaz, Yasmin blood clots

Saturday, June 7th was “Protest The Pill Day,” an event organized to inform women about the risks associated with birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. Bayer’s top-selling birth control pills have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis, which can cause heart attacks and stroke.

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Canadian woman questions link between birth control and sister’s death

A Canadian woman is questioning the link between her sister’s sudden death from blood clots and the birth control she was taking. The coroner originally declined to do an autopsy on Rhonda Bergen, but when the family paid for one themselves, the doctor listed the birth control pill Yasmin as a possible contributing factor to her death.

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Yaz, Yasmin linked to increased blood clots risk

According to two studies published by Danish researchers in 2009, women taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are twice as likely to suffer blood clots as those taking another popular oral contraceptive. The studies found that women using these products were four to six times as likely to develop blood clots compared with women who did not take birth control pills.

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FDA votes for stronger Yasmin, Yaz warnings

A Food and Drug Administration panel of experts voted that the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin should update warning labels to include information from new studies about the side effects of the drugs. The panel agreed that Bayer’s current warning labels are inadequate and should contain new information concerning the increased risk of blood clots associated with Yasmin and Yaz.

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Contraceptive lawsuits going to trial

The federal courthouse in East St. Louis, Ill., will hold pretrial proceedings for as many as 25,000 lawsuits involving a popular contraceptive, officials say.  The suits against Bayer allege the drug, called Yaz and Yasmin, causes strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, thrombosis, cardiac arrhythmia, gallbladder disease, kidney failure and sudden death, the Belleville News-Democrat said.

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