May 14, 2019

Bayer Ordered To Pay $2bn Damages In Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Case

NEWS A jury in California has ordered Bayer to pay more $2 billion to a couple who developed cancer after using Roundup, its glyphosate-based weedkiller. Bayer […]
May 9, 2019

US States File Lawsuit Accusing Drugs Firms Of Inflating Costs

NEWS More than 40 US states have filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical firms of conspiring to artificially inflate the cost of common medicinal drugs. COMMENT Inflating […]
May 8, 2019

UK Health Charity Promoting Opioids Took Cash From Big Pharma

NEWS A UK health charity urging doctors to “carry on” prescribing opioid drugs was set up with funding from a pharmaceutical company that manufactures them. COMMENT While […]
May 7, 2019

Bayer’s Credit Rating Under Scrutiny Following Disastrous Takeover Of Monsanto

NEWS Bayer’s credit rating is coming under scrutiny following its disastrous takeover of Monsanto. Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that cancer lawsuit legal settlements related to […]
May 2, 2019

Record Quantities Of Painkillers And Anti-Depressants Found In UK Estuary

NEWS Scientists have found some of the highest levels of pharmaceutical pollution ever recorded in the UK’s Humber estuary, which could be having a devastating impact […]
May 1, 2019

First Pharma Boss Convicted In US Opioid Case

NEWS Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor has become the first pharmaceutical boss to be convicted in a case linked to the US opioid crisis. COMMENT As […]
April 30, 2019

Bayer’s Takeover Of Monsanto Results In Shareholder Revolt

NEWS A shareholder rebellion at Bayer AG is poised to worsen after the company’s supervisory board ignored an unprecedented vote of no-confidence against the leadership of Chief Executive […]
April 25, 2019

Antibiotic Use Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke In Women

NEWS Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in […]