Bayer released a series of Saturday-morning-style cartoons for sales representative training purposes, which they seemingly hoped would motivate their sales reps to continue marketing their birth control drugs, including Yaz. One particular cartoon is entitled “IndiYaz A Jones and the Temple of Estradiol.” Estradiol is a hormone that is contained in the Yaz contraceptive, which

According to a recent Bloomberg article, Bayer reports that the settlements in the Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have reached $402.6 million. As we previously reported, Bayer’s defense counsel is currently conducting and scheduling meetings with law firms nationwide to discuss possible settlement of cases. To date, almost 2,000 cases have settled. As we also

As previously reported, in December 2011, the Federal Drug and Administration (FDA) ruled that the label warning on Bayer Yaz and Yasmin regarding the increased risk of blood clots was inadequate. The decision followed a nine-hour hearing during which the FDA’s Advisory Committee listened to testimony and, according to the FDA website, “discuss[ed] the benefits

Following the December 2011, ruling by the Federal Drug and Administration (FDA) that the label warnings on Yaz and Yasmin failed to adequately warn against the increased risk of blood clots, Bayer began contacting Plaintiffs across the country to settle their Yaz lawsuit. In April 2012, a Bloomberg article reported that Bayer had already settled

Recently, the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Yaz and Yasmin litigation opposed a motion to exclude the opinions of former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, David Kessler, concerning possible conflicts of interest.  The Plaintiffs’ attorneys have asked Judge Herndon, who is overseeing the federal Yaz and Yasmin cases, to allow in evidence showing that

On January 6, 2012, Judge Moss, who is overseeing the state Yaz cases in Philadelphia, followed in Judge Herndon’s footsteps and ordered the parties into mediation.  Like Judge Herndon, who is overseeing the federal Yaz cases, Judge Moss also appointed Professor Stephen Saltzburg of George Washington School of Law as Special Master, for the purposes

The first federal Yaz trial is not moving forward as planned.  While the highly anticipated trial was originally scheduled to begin the second week of January 2012, Judge Herndon, who is overseeing the federal Yaz cases in the Southern District of Illinois, has now ordered both sides to mediation.

On December 31, 2011, Judge Herndon