During the meeting the panel had voted 15-11 that the benefits of drospirenone-
Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and its generics are the only birth control pills that contain drospirenone.
As we discussed in our previous blog, the panel members were paid by Bayer to work as researchers, consultants and speakers for the mega pharmaceutical company.
All four of these panelists voted to keep the drug on the market, but it is hard to assume that they were completely unbiased in their decision, seeing as how Bayer was putting money in their pockets.
"The American public must be able to trust that the FDA and its advisory committees are making decisions based on science, not industry influence," POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian said.
An FDA study estimated that 10 in 10,000 women taking the drospirenone-
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