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Yaz testing and marketing raises ethical red flag

A new report in the New York Times about Bayer Healthcare’s bestselling oral contraceptive Yaz brings to light some serious ethical questions surrounding the company’s testing and marketing of what some studies suggest is a potentially dangerous drug for many women. Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to Bayer Healthcare questioning the company’s ability to handle active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) testing. Bayer acknowledged the FDA’s concerns in an April response to the agency, but said that it had analyzed all relevant batches using its own testing standards and found that the quality of the ... Read More