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Bayer AG has announced that it has settled almost 1,900 cases involving their birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz. A number of recent product liability claims against Bayer cite the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, which have been linked to blood clots. According to a news report in Business Week, Bayer has already paid an average settlement of $212,000 resulting in a current total of $402.6 million in settlements. Bayer is expected to pay more than 2 billion dollars to resolve all the cases.

Wellbutrin is one of several brand names for bupropion hydrochloride – other brand names for the same drug include Zyban and Voxra. Wellbutrin is a drug that is often used to treat depression and is also popular for use as an aid to help individuals quit smoking.

Federal health regulators are adding more warnings to labels on contraceptive pills Yaz, Yasmin and other birth control pills containing the synthetic hormone, drospirenone.

There have been several studies conducted attempting to link birth control pills containing the hormone drospirenone such as Yaz and Yasmin to blood clots.

A federal court judge recently appointed 19 plaintiffs’ lawyers to manage civil litigation involving thousands of Actos bladder cancer claims.

The California Yaz attorneys at Bisnar | Chase, a defective drug law firm, have noticed an increase in victims coming forward with claims of damages related to the use of Yaz and Yasmin. Yaz has been under fire for months after a significant number of patients who were taking the medication reported mild to severe side effects. As studies continue to be released and the drug’s potential to inflict harm is exposed, many people are baffled as to why the drug has yet to be recalled.

Controversies surrounding the contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin continue to swirl after research conducted by the Washington Monthly and British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that an FDA panel that voted in favor of the pills had members who had links to Bayer, the company that makes Yaz and Yasmin.

A unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company failed to accurately report hundreds of congestive heart failure cases associated with its diabetes drug Actos, according to a whistleblower claim in a lawsuit recently filed.

March 2 , 2012 In: defective drugs

Zocor Attorneys Assist Victims

Pharmaceutical litigation attorneys are turning their efforts towards Zocor following a wave of complaints that the drug is contributing to serious and life-threatening side effects. Zocor is a medication used to treat patients with high cholesterol. Simvastatin works by lowering the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. The higher dose of simvastatin has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels six percent more than the 40 mg. dosage. However, the potential side effects from the higher dose of simvastatin can be devastating.

February 15 , 2012 In: defective drugs

Darvocet a Killer in More Ways Than One

If you check the news online and simply run a search for news with the word Darvocet, the drug itself appears to spur a drug induced crime spree across the nation. Either due to people wanting to obtain the banned pain killer or sell the drug, numerous break ins, robberies and other crimes have been committed.

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