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Bayer to pay $2 billion after losing suit that claims weedkiller Roundup causes cancer

Bottles of Roundup weed killer move along the production line at the herbicide manufacturing facility operated by Monsanto. Jasper Juinen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bayer on Monday was ordered by a Northern California jury to pay more than $ 2 billion to a couple who say they were diagnosed with cancer after using the… Read More »

California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial

(Reuters) – A California jury on Monday awarded more than $ 2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical. Monsanto Co’s Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June… Read More »

Novartis buys dry eye drug from Takeda for up to $5.3 billion

TOKYO/ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis is buying dry-eye drug Xiidra from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co for up to $ 5.3 billion as the Swiss drugmaker refreshes its ophthalmic medicines portfolio with a potential blockbuster. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The… Read More »