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Bayer’s Yaz Pill Backed by Panel Seeking Clarity on Risk

Bayer AG’s Yaz and its class of birth control pills containing the hormone drospirenone were backed in a close vote of U.S. advisers seeking clearer guidance for women about the danger of potential blood clots.

Studies have shown conflicting evidence about whether women who take the pills have a higher risk of blood clots than if they take older birth control pills that don’t contain drospirenone. Those ambiguous results prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to request yesterday’s review.