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Yaz Lawsuits Reveal New Evidence of Problems

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Last week the New York Times ran a story about the increasing number of complaints and lawsuits related to injuries suffered by women who have taken the birth control drug Yaz or its sister product Yasmin.  They say that the drugs put women at higher risk for blood clots, strokes and other health problems than some other birth control pills do. 

The health questions and the lawsuits may rattle consumer confidence, but the warnings from federal health authorities about advertising and quality control raise larger questions about Bayer’s approach to complying with government rules, said Michael A. Santoro, an associate professor at the Rutgers Business School who has studied ethics in the pharmaceutical industry.

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