In a letter released yesterday, the FDA condemned Bayer AG for misleading TV commercials for the birth control pill Yaz. Two of the ads suggest that Yaz has been approved to relieve common PMS symptoms like "bloating" and "moodiness" when it has only been cleared for a more serious condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder. The FDA also criticized a suggestion that the pill is approved to treat acne of all types and alleges that ads distract viewers with fast-moving images and background music while information about potential side effects is described. [Reuters]

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