Blood Clots, Recall Spell Trouble for Birth Control Industry

Posted on February 1, 2012

The birth control industry is reeling from a one-two punch that calls into question various procedures associated with creation of the drug.

Last month found an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration ruling that Yaz and Yasmin birth control packages need to better inform the user of a risk of blood clots.  That product, made by Bayer, was discovered to possibly cause a clot in ten out of every 10,000 users within a year.  Given that number, perhaps it’s appropriate that the drug maker is currently facing over 10,000 lawsuits.

In addition to that, it was announced today that Pfizer was recalling one million packages of birth control pills due to the product’s possible failure.  Because of a packaging error, women who use the pills might actually become pregnant.  This is a result of Lo/Ovral-28 and generic norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol pills not having the correct dosage of the birth control drug.

First a health risk, now a complete failure.  As a personal injury lawyer, I feel that this type of thing just should not happen.  Women rely on these drugs to keep them healthy, and companies that make these kinds of grave mistakes lose the trust of their users.  It’s my hope as a personal injury lawyer in San Bernardino that everyone out there heeds this recall information and checks back often for updates.

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