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Bayer Investor Sues Top Officials for ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Deal

A Bayer AG investor sued the board and other top company officials, claiming the “disastrous” 2018 acquisition of Monsanto Co. eroded the company’s share value by saddling it with potentially billions of dollars in liability from Roundup lawsuits. Bayer AG’s …

Cancer Risk Forces Recall of Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

Weight-loss drug Belviq will be withdrawn from the U.S. market at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, after research tied it to increased rates of cancer. Belviq came on the market in the U.S. in 2012 and is …

FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Testing for Asbestos In Talc

SILVER SPRING, Md., — For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. Regulators are taking a closer look after finding …

Environmental Contamination Shuts Down Pennsylvania Schools

Students at three Pennsylvania schools were told to stay home Thursday amid ongoing concerns over lead and asbestos contamination, as state police investigate what former district officials did to address problems with tainted water. One day after Gov. Tom Wolf …

Bayer Roundup Deal Is Close as Claims Surge, Mediator Says

Bayer AG may be only weeks away from settling more than 75,000 cancer claims over its Roundup weed-killer, after a surge in claims to almost double the number disclosed by the company in September, according to the court-appointed mediator in …

Bayer Roundup Deal Is Close as Claims Surge, Mediator Says

Bayer AG’s settlement of cancer lawsuits over its Roundup weed-killer may be only weeks away and is likely to cover more than 75,000 claims, almost double the number disclosed by the company in September, according to the court-appointed mediator in …

Bayer Roundup Mediator Is ‘Optimistic’ With Talks Heating Up

Bayer AG’s settlement talks over tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer are heating up as the company’s lawyers meet with individual attorneys representing consumers across the U.S., according to people familiar with the negotiations. The …

Bayer Asks Appeals Court To Reverse $25M Roundup Verdict

Bayer AG on Monday said it has asked a U.S. federal appeals court to throw out a $25 million judgment it was ordered to pay to a California man who blamed the company’s Roundup weed killer for his cancer. In …

J&J CEO Spurns U.S. Congressional Hearing on Carcinogens in Talc Products

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky has declined to appear at a U.S. congressional hearing set for Tuesday on the safety of the company’s Baby Powder and other talc-based cosmetics. In an announcement, the House of Representatives Subcommittee …

Bayer’s Roundup Headache Grows as Plaintiffs Pile Into Court

Bayer AG faces a surge in lawsuits from people alleging that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, ratcheting up the legal pressure as the company engages in settlement talks. There are now 42,700 U.S. plaintiffs suing over Roundup — the herbicide …