The pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical group Bayer has agreed in the US-dispute about alleged health risks due to the prevention of a spiral of some couples in the tens of thousands of cases. For the comparison with 90 percent of the total of 39 000 for the 1.6 billion Dollar lawsuits due, as the Dax group announced on Thursday. The agreement had been expected in the light of recently intensified talks, which is why Bayer has put money aside. Also a 1.29 billion Euro in special in the second quarter in the pharmaceutical division, of costs incurred. Bayer had taken over the business with the metal spiral in 2013, with the purchase of a U.S. manufacturer Conceptus. By the end of 2018, it was set in the United States. The spiral could be used without surgical intervention. However, many of the women complained, among other things, chronic pain, irregular bleeding, injury to the uterus and fallopian tubes, as well as depression.
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