Bayer Off-Label Promotion Of Yasmin Birth Control Pill For Acne Caused Teenager’s Death: Lawsuit
June 17, 2011
By Ed Silverman
The thousands of lawsuits filed against Bayer over alleged injuries and deaths relating to the Yaz and Yasmin contraceptives typically dwell on higher risks beyond those of traditional birth control pills and overly aggressively promotion that failed to disclose the possibility of blood clots, in particular. Now, though, a lawsuit charges off-label promotion for acne caused the death of a 15-year-old girl.
Here’s the back story… In 2007, Brittany Prewitt began to develope the skin condition and was prescribed Yasmin, which was never approved for acne, but had allegedly been promoted, nonetheless, to dermatologists. She was not sexually active and the pill was not prescribed, in her case, for contraception, according to her lawsuit, which was filed in a North Carolina state court. Read more