Bayer, maker of the blockbuster birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, will pay at least $120 million to settle about 500 lawsuits claiming that the pills caused dangerous and sometimes deadly blood clots. The settlement is the first wave of resolutions expected from Bayer over its oral contraceptives. Bayer officials said the company agreed to pay an average of about $220,000 per case to resolve the lawsuits. The case was the first set for trial of more than 11,000 lawsuits over injuries allegedly caused by the drugs. The settlement comes just days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered ... Read More
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