Yaz, Bayer, and the Whole Truth

According to documents unsealed in litigation involving the YAZ birth control product made by Bayer, former FDA head David Kessler stated Bayer didn't include an analysis “that demonstrated an increase in the U.S. reporting rate” for venous thromboembolism, or clots, in a 2004 review of Yasmin's safety provided to the agency. According to Kessler “Bayer [...]

By | December 6th, 2011|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Yaz, Bayer, and the Whole Truth

Recent Studies Highlight Increased Yaz Risks

In an October 2011 British Medical Journal article entitled "Risk of venous thromboembolism from use of oral contraceptives containing different progestogens and oestrogen doses: Danish cohort study, 2001-2009.", the authors found that birth control pills like YAZ, YASMIN or OCELLA which contain drospirenone or oral contraceptives containing a third generation progestins put women at two [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Recent Studies Highlight Increased Yaz Risks

New European Yaz Study Confirms Health Risks

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued its monthly report which includes a section highlighting the risks of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for women who take Yaz and any other oral contraceptive that contains drospirenone. The EMA Pharmacovigilance Working Party (PhVWP) reviewed all available data including recent publications and information regarding the risks of VTEs associated [...]

By | May 27th, 2011|Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on New European Yaz Study Confirms Health Risks

FDA to Outsource Inspections of Non-U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories

With the advent of globalization and the move of manufacturing plants off shore, many drug manufacturers have taken advantage of lower costs and shipped American jobs overseas.  Unfortunately the FDA's U.S. based inspectors did not follow overseas to ensure the quality of the products manufacture for consumption in the U.S. In the U.S., FDA inspections [...]

By | February 11th, 2011|Avandia Diabetes Drug, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on FDA to Outsource Inspections of Non-U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories

Pharmaceutical Companies Perform Clinical Drug Trials in Other Countries

  "Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that most clinical trials are conducted overseas...in places where regulation is virtually nonexistent, the F.D.A. doesn’t reach...?" A fascinating article recently discussed the increasingly common practice of  performing clinical drug trials outside of the United States for drugs planned to [...]

By | January 12th, 2011|Avandia Diabetes Drug, DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Pharmaceutical Companies Perform Clinical Drug Trials in Other Countries

Brandi Firm Helps Draw Attention to Dangerous Drugs

For decades, the Brandi Law Firm has represented victims of defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices when their use has been shown to be unreasonably dangerous to users.  One similarity in all of these cases it that the adverse affects of these drugs was found after FDA approval through a high incidence of side effects. [...]

By | January 3rd, 2011|Avandia Diabetes Drug, DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Brandi Firm Helps Draw Attention to Dangerous Drugs

Thomas Brandi Appointed to YAZ Plaintiff’s Executive Committee

Judge Carolyn Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court has appointed Thomas J. Brandi and only four other lawyers to the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in the California YAZ litigation.  As a member of this committee, Brandi help lead the fight for California women suffering pulmonary embolism, strokes, clots, and other injuries from this unsafe birth [...]

By | December 28th, 2010|Firm News, Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Thomas Brandi Appointed to YAZ Plaintiff’s Executive Committee

Yasmin / Yaz Birth Control Lawsuit

Yasmin (Yaz / Ocella) Yasmin is an oral contraceptive and is a synthetic spironolactone analogue known in the medical world as drospirenone.  Because of the nature of how this birth control pill functions in the body many women have been reporting mild to severe YAZ side effects from taking Yasmin.  Ocella is the generic version [...]

By | December 28th, 2010|Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Yasmin / Yaz Birth Control Lawsuit