Bayer settlement in Roundup cancer lawsuits tops $10 billion

After more than one year of negotiations, Bayer AG has agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle nearly 100,000 U.S. lawsuits that claimed the German drug and pesticide giant’s popular Roundup weedkiller caused cancer.   In a statement issued Wednesday,

2021-04-15T17:40:30-04:00June 25, 2020|

USDA product recalls fall in first quarter

INDIANAPOLIS — Public gatherings aren’t the only activity hampered by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Food product recalls also took a hit during the first quarter of 2020, Stericycle Expert Solutions said in its First Quarter 2020 Recall Index.   Stericycle collects and analyzes

2021-04-15T17:53:24-04:00June 8, 2020|

First Big Metformin Product Recalled, More on the Way

Immediately after the FDA said it found elevated levels of the carcinogenic ingredient N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in certain extended release (ER) metformin products, the first 2 major recalls are underway. Both Apotex Corp and Amneal Pharmaceuticals have issued a voluntary recall of its metformin hydrochloride extended-release

2021-04-16T06:53:50-04:00June 6, 2020|

FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.   This is the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (commonly known by

2021-04-16T13:28:40-04:00February 10, 2020|

The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung

E-cigarettes are a relatively new tobacco product that have been sold in the U.S. for about a decade The e-cigarettes currently in the U.S. marketplace have not been systemically reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration to determine their impact on lung health. While much

2021-04-16T06:07:09-04:00September 15, 2019|
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