Yaz And Yasmin Birth Control Pills Linked To 23 Deaths: Health Canada Documents

Bayer investigates reports on side effects thoroughly and collaborates closely with Health Canada concerning the use, benefits and risks of all products, including Yaz and Yasmin. Bayer strongly encourages all patients and healthcare professionals to report adverse events to the company directly or to Health Canada. The company said its own data as well as independent research show the two products are safe, effective and have a favourable benefit-risk profile when used as directed by Health Canada. In a second statement to CTV News, the federal agency said: At this time, it is Health Canadas view that the benefits of Yaz and Yasmin continue to outweigh the risks, when used according to Health Canadas approved labelling instructions. The statement added that a decision to withdraw a product from the market is never taken lightly. Health Canadas approach to drug withdrawal is based on scientific evidence and evaluation of the health risk to the Canadian public. Read more http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/yaz-and-yasmin-birth-control-pills-linked-to-23-deaths-health-canada-documents-1.1321110