What are Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

They are prescription birth control pills. Yaz and Yasmin were manufactured by the Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Ocella is the generic version. Yaz was advertised as capable of treating PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and moderate acne. However, the FDA discovered these claims were exaggerated and the advertisements misleading. In addition, women started reported serious, life-altering adverse side effects after taking one of these birth control pills.

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