A new scientific paper examining the potential health impacts of Roundup herbicides found links between exposure to the weed killing chemical glyphosate and an increase in a type of amino acid known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The researchers made their determinations after exposing pregnant rats and their newborn pups to glyphosate … Continue reading “Another Roundup study finds links to potential human health problems”
On January 29, the judge presiding over the Valsartan litigation, US District Judge Robert B. Kugler refused to dismiss claims of fraud brought by the consumers against the defendant manufacturers in three master complaints; similar claims against wholesalers and pharmacies, however, will be thrown out without prejudice. In an effort to dismiss the claims that … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Valsartan Manufacturers to Face Fraud Claims”
As we move into 2021, it is helpful to assess the current state of mass torts and class action and think about how these matters may develop over the course of the year. Despite the impact of the COVID pandemic, some matters are picking up momentum, some long-standing cases are heading toward settlement and new … Continue reading “Mass Tort and Class Action Outlook for 2021”
A new animal study by a group of European researchers has found that low levels of the weed killing chemical glyphosate and the glyphosate-based Roundup product can alter the composition of the gut microbiome in ways that may be linked to adverse health outcomes. The paper, published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, is … Continue reading “New study finds glyphosate-related alterations in gut microbiome”
A group of Chinese researchers has found evidence that commercial glyphosate-based herbicide products are harmful to honeybees at or below recommended concentrations. In a paper published in the online journal Scientific Reports, researchers affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing and the Chinese Bureau of Landscape and Forestry, said they found a … Continue reading “New study examines Roundup herbicide impact on honeybees”
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