Friday, October 16, 2009

YAZ/Yasmin Under Investigation from FDA

One of the points about health care reform is that the high cost of health care has to be contained. When companies and drug manufacturers mislead the lay public and health care professionals about their products, this doesn't help. When side effects are minimized and people are injured, this adds to the problem.

YAZ and Yasmin are manufactured by Bayer HealthCare. The FDA has issued multiple warnings to Bayer this year alone because of misleading advertising and poor quality control in the manufacturing process. Bayer has sponsored its own studies to show that their product is safe, but they have been slow to rectify other issues. Yes now there's a long involved commercial on American television explaining about some of the issues, but is this enough?

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