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Lawsuit Filed Against Bayer for Misrepresenting Safety and Effectiveness of Yaz

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Two pension funds for city employees and firefighters have filed a lawsuit against the drugmaker Bayer, claiming that the company misrepresented the effectiveness and safety of Yaz in an effort to boost sales.

The federal complaint in Philadelphia was recently made public.  It states that Bayer unlawfully promoted the birth control product from March 2006 to March 2009 by keeping secret the side effects associated with the contraceptive.  Some of the serious health affects that are believed to be caused by Yaz include heart attack, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, kidney failure and liver failure.

Women taking Yaz have complained that they experienced some of these severe side effects caused by the contraceptive.  Numerous lawsuits have been filed as a result against Bayer.

In the lawsuit involving the pension funds, the plaintiffs have alleged that the drug manufacturer downplayed the risks of Yaz when it promoted the product.  According to the lawsuit, the TV ads “misleadingly and deceptively” promoted Yaz for uses that were not approved by the FDA.

If you have been injured from taking Yaz, you may be entitled to compensation and should contact the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for more information.
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