Bayer HealthCare is facing numerous lawsuits from women and their family members who say they were seriously injured or killed after taking the drug company’s blockbuster birth control pill, Yaz. Yet, Yaz remains the company’s top-selling pharmaceutical, generating a whopping $1.3 billion in the first three quarters of 2009, according to Medical Marketing & Media. Yaz, also known by the brand name Yasmin and the generic brand Ocella, is a different type of oral contraceptive that combines ethinyl estradiol with the diuretic drospirenone. Some health professionals say that the addition of drospirenone in birth control raised the potassium level in ... Read More
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