It’s alleged in the suits that from 2004 through 2008 Yaz and Yasmin have caused more than 50 deaths. Some of the deaths occurred in women as young as 17. Bayer has refused to release any figures on side effects linked to contraceptives. Apparently, its reluctance is so as “not to make its customers uneasy.”
The Coalition against Bayer Dangers, a consumer watchdog group, has demanded that all studies and all reported side effects be published. Yaz and Yasmin is advertised heavily, especially towards girls and young women, by promising reduction of weight and acne relief. In a television ad, for instance, Bayer claimed that Yaz “can help keep your skin clear,” despite the fact that clinical studies have not concluded that taking Yaz results in the acne-free skin.
Yaz advertisements in the United States also claimed that it would treat the symptoms of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Bayer was cited by the FDA, for deceptive claims, in October 2008. The ads, according to the FDA, were overstating the benefits of Yaz while distracting viewers from the risks.
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