The ABCNews Video above aired in December 2011 as the FDA was preparing to hold public hearings to discuss the increased blood clot risk of popular birth controls that contain DRSP (DROSPIRENONE). The pills are commonly called YAZ but this is an abbreviation for any of the DRSP (DROSPIRENONE) family of pills that includes YASMIN, YAZ, BEYAZ, SAFYRAL and their generic equivalents. The family of pill are the subject of nearly 11,000 personal injury lawsuits in the US.
On January 5, 2012, BLOOMBERG began reporting that at least one Judge presiding over the cases was ordering the parties to court ordered settlement discussion known as Mediation. This story was again reported on January 10, 2012 and was expanded to include several Judges with authority over the majority of the 11,000+ pending lawsuits.