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Bayer Shareholder Files Lawsuit Over “Disastrous” Monsanto Acquisition

A shareholder in Bayer AG has sued the company, asserting its “disastrous” acquisition of Monsanto has exposed the conglomerate to potentially billions in liability from Roundup cancer lawsuits. Bayer Share Price Slumped on Monsanto Roundup Verdicts German-based Bayer acquired Monsanto … Continue reading

Proposal Would Allow Direct Filing of Zantac Cancer Lawsuits in Federal MDL

Parties to the federal multidistrict litigation established for lawsuits stemming from the recent Zantac recalls have suggested that future plaintiffs be allowed to directly file their cases in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. According to a Joint … Continue reading

Treating Kids with Proton Pump Inhibitors Could Increase Fracture Risk

A newly published study suggests otherwise healthy children may be more likely to suffer bone fractures if they’re treated with proton pump inhibitors, a popular class of heart burn medications that includes prescription and over-the-counter versions of Nexium, Prilosec, and … Continue reading

FDA Tests Increase Concerns Over Talcum Powder and Asbestos

The results of a recent U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) investigation are raising new concerns about the presence of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and other talc-based cosmetics. What Products Tested Positive for Asbestos? According to a … Continue reading

Military Faulted for Failing to Adequately Communicate Firefighter Foam Risks

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is being faulted for failing to adequately communicate the health risks associated with PFAS-containing firefighter foams to military personnel and their families. According to the Military Times, the DOD began testing military firefighters for exposure … Continue reading

Zantac Lawsuit Conference Postponed Amid Coronavirus Quarantines

The federal judge overseeing Zantac lawsuits has postponed an initial conference scheduled for this Friday, amid ongoing quarantines for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. According to a Pretrial Order issued on March 13, 2020, in the U.S. District Court, Southern … Continue reading

Monsanto Secretly Funded Studies to Fight Glyphosate Ban

Desperate to keep its Roundup weed killer on the market, Monsanto secretly funded two academic studies predicting “very severe impacts” on farming and the environment if glyphosate were banned. While the research was used by the National Farmers’ Union and … Continue reading

Elmiron Vision Problems Made FDA Watch List

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) placed Elmiron on its so-called “Watch List” earlier this year, reflecting growing concerns that the bladder pain medication could be causing some patients to develop severe vision problems. About the FDA Watch List … Continue reading

Canada Announces New Metformin Recall

Health Canada has announced another metformin recall for Type 2 diabetes medications that may be contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. Recalls is Canada’s Third for Tainted Metformin According to a notification posted by the regulator on March … Continue reading

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit News: C.R. Bard Denied Bid to Strike Plaintiff’s Expert Reports

The federal judge overseeing thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. and its Davol, Inc. subsidiary has denied defense motions seeking to strike supplemental expert reports submitted in advance of an upcoming bellwether trial. According to an … Continue reading

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