Yaz & Yasmin Birth Control Pill
In recent years, the birth control medications Yaz and Yasmin have been used by more than 100 million women. Yasmin was first approved by the FDA in 2001 and Yaz, later, in 2006. They are manufactured and sold by Bayer Healthcare, a German drug company.
However, you may know that the FDA and leading health safety groups have warned about the risk of blood clots associated with these medications, and Bayer has paid nearly $1.75 billion to settle injury claims.
Yaz and Yasmin first became widely used when the drugs were marketed as birth control alternatives that promised women relief from PMS, bloating, and acne when compared to traditional oral contraceptives.