Drug firm rejects Yasmin DVT claim

Bayer has hit back at a TV report that claimed former AMA boss Professor Kerryn Phelps was almost killed by a thrombotic adverse reaction to its drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives Yaz.

The medical director of Bayer Australia, Dr Jan Twomey, said a Today Tonight program aired last week contained "irresponsible and inaccurate" claims concerning its combined oral contraceptives Yaz (ethinyloestradiol 20μg, drospirenone 3mg tablet) and Yasmin (ethinyloestradiol 30μg, drospirenone 3mg tablet).

The program focused on the alleged increased risk of VTE with