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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 …

Global Web of Drug Suppliers Challenges FDA as Safety Fears Rise

Regulators want to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign-made pharmaceutical ingredients, as a wave of recalls has raised questions about the safety of the global drug-supply chain. The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging drug companies to invest in new production …

J&J Says New Tests Find no Asbestos in Same Baby Powder Bottle that Sparked Recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. …

Walmart, CVS Pulling J&J Baby Powder Off Shelves Amid Recall

Walmart Stores Inc. and CVS Health Corp. are pulling some bottles of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder off store shelves after government regulators found tiny amounts of asbestos in one lot of the talc-based product. Rhode Island-based CVS, the largest …

J&J CEO Testified Baby Powder was Safe 13 Days Before FDA Bombshell

Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. “We unequivocally believe that our talc and …

J&J Recalls Lot of Baby Powder After Asbestos Trace Found

Johnson & Johnson is recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after tiny amounts of asbestos contamination were found in samples from a single bottle purchased online. J&J is voluntarily recalling the lot, #22318RB, and encouraging people who bought …

Bayer Expects Significant Surge In Number of U.S. Glyphosate Cases

FRANKFURT, Germany — Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third quarter, as the German drugs and pesticides maker tries to reach a settlement after earlier court rulings …

Bayer’s Roundup Trial Delay Gives Time for Settlement Talks

The last scheduled trial of the year over Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide has been postponed at the request of both parties, indicating that talks toward a settlement may be progressing. The delay to the trial in St. Louis, following two …

Chicago-Area Medical Equipment Cleaning Plant Won’t Reopen

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. — Sterigenics, the medical supply sterilization company that has been battling lawsuits and claims of increased cancer rates from fumes, announced Monday it has decided against reopening its suburban Chicago plant. The company said it will close the …

Walmart Suspends Sales of Zantac as Tainted-Pill Worries Grow

Walmart Inc. plans to suspend the sale of all over-the-counter versions of Zantac, becoming the latest retailer to take such a step as concern over the presence of cancer-causing contaminants in the stomach drug increases. The world’s largest retailer said …