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Bayer Loses Second Trial Over Claims Roundup Causes Cancer

Bayer AG lost a second trial over claims its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, increasing pressure on the company to spend billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. A jury in San Francisco federal court awarded compensatory damages …

J&J May Be Helped by Missouri Ruling Against Talcum Lawsuits

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations its talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer. The ruling will likely offer some respite to the …

College Basketball Star’s Busted Shoe Episode Raises Loss of Value Insurance Question

Soon afterDuke University star freshman Zion Williamson’s shoe ripped apart, Nike’s stock price took a hit. The freak injury during one of the college basketball season’s marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues …

Hyundai, Kia Owners Sue Manufacturers, Claim Fires Caused by Engine Defect

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. were sued by U.S. drivers over an alleged defect that could cause certain engines to catch fire, adding pressure on the South Korean automakers being probed by U.S. authorities. More than 350 consumer …

Breast Implants Highlight Medical Device Safety Tracking Issues

To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually – a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries …

FDA Plans to Overhaul Medical Device Approval System

US health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation’s decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The Food and Drug …

Judge Tosses $140M Verdict Against AbbVie Over Testosterone Drug

A U.S. judge on Thursday overturned a $140.1 million verdict against AbbVie Inc. in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack. U.S. …

U.S. Regulators Consider Ideas for Boosting Medical Device Safety

U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The plan from the Food and Drug …

Gun Maker’s Exploding Rifle Leaves Trail of Injured Hunters

It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot. This time, the gun barrel exploded, knocking …

Safety Agency Probes Brake Issues on Nissan Murano SUVs

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the brakes can malfunction on some Nissan SUVs. The probe covers about 110,000 Muranos from the 2009 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday …