France has tried to protect women by banning this drug, but the EU's health "experts" have forced them to make it available:
Diane-35, a controversial hormone pill intended to treat acne and excessive hairiness in women, but often used off-label as a contraceptive, has been implicated in the deaths of 27 women by the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Center at Lareb, which tracks adverse reactions to medications in the European country.
The majority of the women who died were under 30 years old, and most died of pulmonary embolism or thrombosis after the drug caused blood clots to form in their bodies which then became lodged in their brains, lungs or hearts. The pill has also been linked to depression by researchers in the UK.
Blindsided parents are now angry about the dangers, which have spread beyond Europe:
In Canada, one such parent is Bruce McKenzie, whose daughter, Marit, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Calgary, died January 28 after less than a year of taking Diane-35.
In the weeks before her death, the once-active teenager had become progressively weaker, complaining of constant fatigue, until one night she used her cell phone to call Bruce in a panic from the bottom floor of the family’s home to report that her heart rate had jumped to 145 and she could not breathe.
Bruce rushed downstairs, carried Marit to the car and took her straight to the hospital, where she suffered four heart attacks before doctors realized she had a massive embolism blocking blood flow to her lungs.
“The emergency room doctor read the [CT] scan herself,” Bruce told the Toronto Star. “She said in front of all of us: ‘I see nothing. There’s nothing. She must have gone toxic. Pneumonia? A bad infection of some kind?’ And then an intern piped up: ‘She’s taking birth control medication.’” After that, a radiologist reviewed the scan and discovered the clots.
Two days later, Marit was dead. Despite her doctors’ best efforts to save her, her brain hemorrhaged, ending her life.
What horror. What horror. Think of this when choosing Bayer products.