LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH ON BAYER’S MISLEADING ADVERTISING
A/A from the Minister of Health.
From ADAEC we inform you about the note published by our association because from their Ministry they have not given us answers until now to the letters sent about the misleading publicity of the laboratories, Bayer and specific treatment for endometriosis, because the dienogest is a derivative of drospirenone with the same side effects of this one.
Our Ministry is silent in order to avoid confronting the pharmaceutical industry and is content to put a brief note on the AEMPS website
- Oral contraceptives with drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and risk of venous thromboembolism
New studies place the risk of venous thromboembolism from YASMIN® and YIRA® somewhere in between that of second and third generation contraceptives.
Two epidemiological studies have recently been published1,2 assessing the risk of venous thromboembolism in women taking different types of oral contraceptives. The results of both studies confirmed what was already known about this risk, but also suggested that the risk of Yasmin® and Yira® may be higher than initially estimated, so that it should be placed somewhere in between that associated with second and third generation contraceptives.
Yasmin® and Yira® contain 30 µg of ethinyl estradiol and 3mg of drospirenone. Also available in Spain are combined oral contraceptives with 20 µg of ethinyl estradiol and 3 mg of drospirenone. Authorised drugs containing drospirenone and their technical data sheets can be consulted on the AEMPS website, in the section CIMA: Online Information Centre for Medicines of the AEMPS.
The two studies have been properly evaluated, concluding that this information should appear in the technical data sheet of medicines containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.
- Lidegaard Ø, Løkkegaard E, Svendsen A, Agger C. Hormonal contraception and risk of venous thromboembolism: a national follow-up study. Br Med J. 2009; 339: b2890. [Abstract]
- van Hylckama Vlieg A, Helmerhorst FM, Vandenbroucke JP, Doggen CJ, Rosendaal FR. The venous thrombotic risk of oral contraceptives, effects of oestrogen dose and progestagen type: results of the MEGA case-control study. Br Med J. 2009; 339: b2921. [Abstract]
Although ADAEC has been denouncing publicly and the Ministry of Health since January 2009
While in other countries they have an alert and are collectively denouncing Bayer(yasmin)
Lawsuits against Bayer Corp., maker of the Yaz birth control pill, have been filed nationwide, but will be handled by U.S. District Judge David Herndon as a multidistrict litigation assignment, in Belleville, Illinois.
“There will be a variety of dynamics that will be taken into account in the assessment of cases.” The lawsuits against Bayer allege Yaz and cause Yasmin strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, thrombosis, cardiac arrhythmia, gallbladder disease, kidney failure and sudden death
Patients and their families across the country have discussed filing a Yaz lawsuit based on the serious side effects of this relatively new contraceptive. The Yaz claims that the manufacturer was negligent in birth control in several ways, including:
- marketing and sale of Yaz as safe and effective for use in preventing pregnancy
- failing to adequately warn consumers of unreasonable and dangerous side effects some of which are life-threatening
- failure to perform adequate pre-clinical and post-marketing tests to determine the safety and side effects of Yaz
- not having used ordinary care in Yaz design, testing and manufacturing
- not exercise due care when advertising and promoting Yaz.
Yasmin and adulteration by Bayer in its elaboration. Our government has no news of it either?
In our country they still do nothing … maybe they wait for more news like this
A 31-year-old woman died in January 2006 as a result of massive pulmonary thromboembolism after fibroids were removed from her uterus.
BERNA.- Swiss medical authority Swissmedic is analyzing all birth control pills with the active ingredient drospirenone after a 21-year-old woman died in mid-September of a pulmonary embolism, apparently caused by the “Yaz” contraceptive from Bayer Schering Pharma. .
Drospirenone is found in “Yaz”, “Yasmin”, “Yasminelle”, “Aida” and “Petibelle” birth control pills. Studies by Dutch and Danish researchers indicate that drospirenone birth control pills increase the risk of thrombosis more than other preparations
MOST OF THE LINKS IN THIS NOTE HAVE ALREADY DISAPPEARED FROM THE INTERNET ….. THEY MAY BE HERE TODAY WHY FROM ADAEC WE KEPT ALL OF THEM CAREFULLY.
The Power of the Pharmaceutical Industry
On October 3, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that this was Bayer’s involvement in misleading advertising, and Ultimately, Defendant Bayer agreed to spend $ 20 million on remedial television commercials and to submit all future Yaz announcements to the FDA for advanced detection for the next six years.
Unfortunately for Ashia Moore who started taking Yaz in 2004, at the moment the FDA requires Bayer to change their ads, Mrs. Moore had suffered the loss of her gallbladder, developed deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in the legs, lungs and throughout his body, and he was hospitalized on August 31, 2008.
In Michigan Engler’s Governor signed a law granting immunity to companies whose products were approved by the FDA. “Bayer’s actions surrounding the promotion and marketing of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella were so far above the line, Michigan courts will not be able to apply the drug immunity law in this case.” It is estimated that there may be at least 40 or more Michigan residents who have been seriously injured by Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella
Does the Minister need more information?
Waiting for your response as soon as possible … because there are many women who take this treatment for endometriosis … polycystic ovaries … acne etc …
In the same way, we show our most energetic protest against the subsidy games of the former Ministry of Equality, being these exclusive for separate feminist women’s associations and unions. Without taking into account equality in health and this association. Associations with complaints, with vested interests are the ones that receive the subsidies.
ADAEC has spent years fighting to make visible a disease ignored by all, including for equality and Health. Without aid of any kind and having to pay from our own pockets for telephone, internet and travel to an interview with the Minister of equality, health etc….
After this news, the most outrageous seizes all those affected. Proving with absolute contempt how the money goes to the same hands.
There is only talk of gender violence and there are more types of violence that can be exerted on a woman. For example, that of governments and administrations in the null response to a disease such as endometriosis.
Violence is that a forum like Beijing + 15 does not know how to respond to endometriosis, a disease that affects 14 million women in the EU. Having initiatives and questions in the European Parliament since 1998.
Violence is that women and girls in Europe are punished by removing their reproductive organs in each intervention at a very young age due to lack of awareness or investigation.
Violence is being treated with treatments for advanced prostate cancer without studies on their side effects in women.
Violence is that the infertility of women is not of interest, that in the case of endometriosis it is between 40 or 50% of those affected and that there is no mention at all of contaminating substances and the importance of fertility.
Violence is that women cannot live a full sexuality due to the pain that a disease such as endometriosis often causes
And Violence is knowing that our children and grandchildren will not have rights to a full sexual and reproductive life, just as our grandmothers, mothers or sisters did not.
And finally, thank Mrs. Concha Colomer because she has been and is the only person who has taken us seriously and who is immersed in the creation of the Statewide Clinic Guide for endometriosis.
But we cannot wait years before our Ministry takes us seriously and takes measures to make the disease visible at the societal level. It is your responsibility and not for sick and poor women.
If, as of March 5, we have not received answers, we will be spreading the disease at the door of your “our” ministry.
We will celebrate International Endometriosis Week (March 7-14) in the only way that we can make visible what our government is missing.
Because a president of any association is stopped and discouraged by a government … but a mother is not for anyone. And my only goal is to leave my daughter and granddaughter a better future than I found.
ANNEX II (MªAntonia Pacheco’s medical report)
ANNEX III (Adhesion of the Ministry, party… etc… to the Endometriosis Action Manifesto)
We await a response from your Ministry as soon as possible:
-Diffusion campaign on endometriosis and the importance of early detection in young people.
-Date Clinical Guide on Endometriosis.
– Minimum Aid (SUBSIDY), to an association that fights for women’s health rights. Although we have the problem of not declaring ourselves feminists or being anyone’s palms.
-Adhesion to the Endometriosis Action Manifesto.
Maria Antonia Pacheco Summit