Bayer pays $1.6 Bn settlement for 39,000 Essure lawsuits, but denies liability or wrongdoing
As of 2019, millions of women globally used female contraceptives, with 219 Mn (23.8%) using female sterilization, 159 Mn (17%) opting IUDs and 23 Mn (2%) choosing implants1;p3. While usually safe, there are cases of adverse effects for these procedures7.
Monsanto, a Bayer’s subsidiary, destroyed the ecosystem of 39 waterways through pollution as of 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States indicates that half of the rivers and one-third of the lakes are polluted in the country1. It is estimated that 4.9 trillion litres of untreated industrial waste are dumped into US water bodies annually1.
Bayer has failed to appoint a single woman to its board of management position
According to World Healthcare Organization, women occupy 67% of jobs in the health care industry5. In 2019, Pharmaceutical companies in FTSE 350 had 24% women on their executive committees and 6% as executive directors on their board4, due to gender biasedness in the hiring process and lack of qualification in business and economic degrees, which is a recurring theme of progression6. Pharma companies have a chance to make the world a healthier place by curing gender bias, by empowering women in decisions about drug research and access to medicines7.
Bayer pays $775M settlement over 25,000 lawsuits alleging severe side-effects of Xarelto
Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are injuries caused due to medication use1. Globally, 19% of all injuries experienced by hospitalized patients are accounted for by ADEs1. ADEs increase morbidity, mortality, prolonged hospitalizations, and costs of treatment1.