Dec 07 by Beckley

FDA commissioner: Manufacturers of Yaz, Yasmin birth control pills hid risks

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has come under fire after an Illinois court made the accusations of former FDA commissioner David Kessler, MD, public. Kessler’s expert opinion, filed in a federal court, accuses Bayer of hiding data regarding the safety of two of its birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz, while conducting extensive off-label promotion in order…

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May 10 by Ben

Birth Control Pill Turns 50: Yasmin & Yaz Lawsuits Continue

This mother’s day, was the 50th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the birth control pill. The pill has had an enormous impact on reproductive freedoms, enabling women to take control of their own fertility. But some pills have been tied to numerous health drawacks including strokes, heart attacks, and other serious side effects.

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