Alarmed by all of the women suffering from severe side effects from taking Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives, officials from an organization called the U.S. Drug Watchdog is encouraging those women to contact them right away.
“We are horrified with the stories we are getting from women from the United States, Canada [and] Australia related to the birth control pills called Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version Ocella,” the U.S. Drug Watchdog says in a statement. “We are talking about heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms and, we fear, death. These are not old women. In most instances we are talking about women in their early twenties. Even more worrisome, in some cases the young women we are talking about are extremely athletic, and extremely fit.”
The U.S. Drug Watchdog is also appealing to the women that have taken the generic version of those pills. The generic version, called Ocella, has proven that it is just as dangerous as the brand name version of Yaz and Yasmin. The organization also is saying that pill initiatives are now going to be the most important women’s health initiative ever.
The reason why they are focusing on the those women who took Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella is because they were young and/or healthy before taking the pills and then suffered from heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolisms. They are asking women that suffered from these conditions to contact them immediately should they experience any adverse side effects at all after taking Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.
With Yaz Bellwether lawsuits finally making it inside the courtroom, this sense of urgency may seem late to some, but many are thinking that it is better for them to be late than to never speak up at all.