Birth Control


Mirena IUD is a type of contraception approved by the FDA in 2000. More than 2 million American women and 15 million women worldwide currently use the popular birth control device, according to the National Law Journal. In July 2008, the FDA approved changes to Mirena’s labeling to reflect the complaints received by the federal agency. As of August 2012, the FDA received over 47,222 adverse event reports with regard to this intrauterine device.

What is Mirena?

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Yasmin Heart Attack Dangers

Yasmin Heart Attack Dangers


Posted By on Jun 18, 2013

The drug Yasmin, one of the most popular birth control drugs available, is linked to heart attacks. The heart attacks oftentimes emanate from blood clots due to the increased risk of occurrence in women who take it. This is not new information and, if you have suffered a heart attack because of Yasmin, you may want to consider filing a Yaz lawsuit.

 

The Lawsuits

According to reporting in Bloomberg, Yasmin settlements were at $402.6 million by the summer of 2012. The drug is manufactured by Bayer, which had doubled the reserves it had set aside for these claims at the same time the report was published. The lawsuits emanate from women who don’t believe that they were warned adequately of the dangers of Yasmin even though the danger are real.

 

A woman using Yasmin, in fact, has a 6 to 7 times greater likelihood of developing a blood clot than a woman not using this type of birth control.

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Is Yaz Still Being Sold?

Is Yaz Still Being Sold?


Posted By on May 27, 2013

yaz injuriesYaz, America’s top-selling birth control, hit the shelves in 2006 in a big way.  The pill promised effective birth control, clearer skin, and the ad campaign reflected that Yaz was hip, young, and definitely not the same birth control your mother grew up on.  Claims against the dangerous drug were already taking place overseas, in places like Great Britain, but in America the birth control pill kept selling, despite some of the health warnings.  The too-good-to-be-true pill started showing its true colors.  Even with FDA warnings and an amended commercial, Yaz kept selling and women kept feeling the pain of side effects.

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Mirena – Infographic

Mirena – Infographic


Posted By on May 11, 2013


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What is Mirena?

Mirena is a small, flexible hormone-releasing device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The female hormone released by the device, levonorgestrel, thickens the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching or fertilizing the egg.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena for use as a contraceptive in 2000 and for use in treating heavy menstrual bleeding in IUD users in 2009.

The FDA’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertisin and Communications (DDMAC< now known as the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion), sent warning letters to Bayer in 2009, alleging that Bayer was:

  • Overstating Mirena’s effectiveness
  • Sponsoring misleading online links
  • Downplaying the serious health risks associated with Mirena usage
  • Failing to communicate risks information to women and doctors

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