Former FDA head says Bayer withheld data about Yasmin
Monday, December 5, 2011
Bloomberg: Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner David Kessler says in court documents that pharmaceutical giant Bayer withheld information from the FDA that users of the company’s Yasmin birth control pills had increased reports of blood clots. Margaret Cronin Fisk and Jef Feeley report Kessler’s comments about Yasmin were part of expert testimony in a federal lawsuit against Bayer in Illinois. More than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer stemming from injuries allegedly suffered by users of Yasmin and its sister product Yaz.