Posts Tagged 'Bayer'

Leaks Indicate Roundup Cancer Settlement May be on Horizon

roundup settlement appears to be closeNo one is authorized to speak about it, but sources familiar with the matter say that a settlement may be getting closer as Bayer looks to fend off the onslaught of lawsuits claiming that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The corporation has gone to court three times to defend its flagship weed killer Roundup. Each appearance has been met with a loss as three separate juries linked long-term exposure ...

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Peaches, Plants, People…It Seems Like Nothing is Safe from Bayer and Monsanto

bayer chemical wiping out orchards across midwestAs the battle over Bayer’s flagship weed killer Roundup rages on, a new fight has opened over another one of the company’s agricultural products. And, as if endangering their customers’ lives wasn’t quite bad enough, this time the company seems to be destroying their livelihood as well.

Over 140 lawsuits allege that Bayer’s herbicide dicamba ravaged crops when the chemical drifted onto fields from neighboring fields occupied ...

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Bayer Seeking Reversal of Hardeman Roundup Cancer Verdict

bayer seeks reversal of hardeman roundup cancer verdictNot content with a $55 million reduction in the amount it was ordered to pay California resident Edwin Hardeman for causing him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Bayer has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse the remaining $25 million in the verdict. According to Reuters, the corporation maintains that the Hardeman verdict “defied regulatory findings and sound science” and ...

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FDA Issues Follow-up Statement for Essure Patients

fda reports on postmarket Essure patientsThe FDA recently released an update to its tracking and post-market surveillance of Essure patients and the measures taken by Bayer since the corporation pulled the device from US shelves last year. The agency, according to a statement by the director of its Center for Devices and Radiological Health, “is committed to continuing to monitor the postmarket safety of the device for women who have the device ...

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Bayer Girding for Sharp Rise in Glyphosate Filings

settlement news could lead to sharp increase in roundup glyphosate cancer filingsIt’s been about fifteen months since a California jury found Bayer and its flagship weed killer Roundup responsible for school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The trial was the first to take on Monsanto’s claims that “science” proved that Roundup was safe and show that most of that science was either paid for by the secretive agricorporation or was simply coming ...

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Bayer Considering Settlement in Roundup Cancer Cases?

bayer may seek to settle roundup cancer casesIt looks like Roundup maker Bayer might see the writing on the wall. After losing three attempts to convince juries that its flagship herbicide Roundup wasn’t causing customers to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, reports are surfacing of the corporation’s attempts to find a suitable amount to settle the matter.

Information leaked from those said to be familiar with the negotiations indicates that Bayer has offered up to $8 billion to resolve ...

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