Yaz / Yasmin

Yaz or Yasmin is a birth control pill which has been associated with medical problems including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, kidney failure, seizures, deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, hepatic adenomas and sudden death. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella has received numerous warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concerning their advertisement and container testing at their plants. In 2009, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was required by the Food and Drug Administration warning letter to sponsor an advertising campaign to correct previous Yaz advertisement that overstated the benefits and understated the risks of birth control pill.