Bayer sells drugs that contain AIDS

Submitted by: billy-bawb 11 years ago in

This is REALLY scary if it"s true.
There are 87 comments:
Male 177
impossible, my mothers boyfriend works at bayer told me about this and its a hoax
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Female 192
Poor France... *snivel*
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Female 23
Fox News has a reputation to bullpoo as much as needed in order to piss people off. I don`t believe it.
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Male 3
I do sincerly hope this is not true. If it is, at least the American have a little more respect for the UK than to dump the drug here!!
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Female 86
F*ck
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Female 86
you can say damn but not drat?
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Female 86
ok who will cencor me?
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Female 86
I said damn drating amaerica
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Female 86
Damn Ameridratinca, and I live here too.
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Male 114
Whoops, got the question mark and the full stop the wrong way around. Sorry for the typos, people! And also that guy who said he hated France, get a life. France is an awesome country, with awesome people and culture, and I bet you haven`t even been there, have you? Btw, I am british, not french, so I am not just being patriotic or biased or anything. France rules!
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Male 114
^^ Lol. If this is real, this would be quite freaky? Anyone here ever played the game "Deus Ex". This is reminding of that, in which the government is taken over by this corporation, which manufactures this deadly virus and spreads it, and then makes billions by selling the cure that they have also made... that would, of course, be only if this report is true.
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Male 3,369
Jimbo1027. I assume you where dropped on your head as a baby. Repeatedly!
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Female 1,134
oh please dont be true i have friends who live in europe! my god im wicked scare now
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Male 2,605
Jimbo1027, may I suggest you take an in-depth and comprehensive course on shutting the hell up?
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Male 102
People bash america and the FDA but look what your pooty countries got you, AIDS!! Eat it Europe
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Female 57
AIDS is the symptons gained from contracting the HIV virus, and it`s very diffiuclt, if not impossible to gor HIV virus without blood. Bayer were wrong to accept high rick blood groups, but then lets face it all blood groups are a risk.

As for being able to treat HIV, we can stall it with tablets, and allow people to live a near normal life for a much longer period. However, the way America, and large european drug companies see it is that there is no money to be made in producing the tablets with alot of the cases being in poorer countries. Therefor, those of you getting annoyed with Bayer over htis, may want to ask yourselves why people are suffering with AIDS when we do know how to help slow the virus down. At the end of the day it all comes down to money and market, even with something like this.

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Female 275
^Yeah, I checked their site (bayer.com). They have a Social Responsibility page now.
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Female 149
Huh...wait Bayer still around?
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Male 1,152
i remember there commercials, "chew Bayer asprin if your having a heart attack, it could save your life" Yeah like they are real concerned about that...considering what they done.
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Male 731
Wow!! You can`t believe the advertising Bayer is doing for pr employees in a city near me.. no wonder why!! their cursed phones must be ringing off the hook!!!
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Male 458
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Okay, here is my thought.

If Bayer can "infect" the AIDS virus.. then we should have already been able to find a way to get rid of it. If there is a way to harvest it and put it in a drug, then there is a way to kill it.
I dont think that this is true, adn if it is then obviously we arent doing our part to stop the virus from spreading and we arent looking for a cure.
Thats the obvious underlying statement.
Anyone else agree? Or did this not make any sense to anyone but me?"

do you know how AIDS works? They didnt manufacture it, what happened is blood that was infected with AIDS got into the medicine, they didnt start with a few aids cells, grew them in a labratory, and then released it. The original infection was unintentional, but what they did with it is absolutly atrocious and an embarassment to society. thousands, perhaps millions of children dead just to make a buck.

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Female 357
reb0rn4never:

People like you get on my fu.cking azz nerves and need to get a life. Stop starting political or country battles over everything. Get a fuc.king life and stop being a who.re azzhole.
Besides, France is an awesome place and dont judge places until you have been there yourself buddy. Why do you hate it so much? Rumours? One person you met online? (NOTE EVEN A FEW PEOPLE DONT REPRESENT THEIR WHOLE COUNTRIES ATTITUDE)
Get a life (even if its low) and go complain to your mommy if you want to complain about Countries. You sicken me.

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Female 357
I remember a few years ago when Bayer was in commercials. Just think... advertisements for AIDS. Advertisements for murder weopons. (In my opinion) Its lamost like cigarettes: Advertisements for slow-suiside methods.
This is sick and it IS true. I heard about it a while ago. Im glad I never bought Bayer before. O_O If I did, I would probably have HIV and AIDS by now. No good. :-O
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Male 5
According to what the attorney said in the video, it seemed to him (since he didn`t mention anyone else specifically, we`ll just assume that this is his personal opinion based on what he`s read) that the Bayer company did in fact know that they were spreading the AIDS virus through their hemophilic drug, which would, to my knowledge, have donor blood or plasma in it, which is how it would have became contaminated in the first place. This was a large reason why hemophiliacs were dying in the early 80s, but that was usually from direct blood transfusions, using blood or plasma given by donors, not usually through any medicine.

The fact that they were banned from using it in the states shows that, at the very least, the FDA knew of the harm it was causing because it was contaminated with AIDS. Even though we were still in the infancy of knowledge about AIDs, the Medical community did infact know enough about AIDS to know of problems like this and that it would be very dangerous.

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Male 194
..and bayer`s stocks go to poo
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Female 2,074
"Damn American government! "No, let`s not spare the lives of thousands of people, let`s make a profit out of this AIDS in fested drug!" "Yes, that`s a great idea!" A-ss holes."

Well, our government is also sending our troops to a fiery doom in forfeign places for no apparent reason.

Stupid government.

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Male 59
According to Wikipedia, they manufactured Zyklon B for killing Jews as part of IG Farben and also developed heroin (which they sold as a cough treatment) and mustard gas for WWI. During WWI, I believe they also shipped large quantities of a chemical (I think acetic anhydride) from the US to Germany for the puported purpose of making aspirin. However, it was used to make explosives in Germany to be used against the US and its allies. They also supported a civil war in the Congo.
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Male 1,225
^ What`s making me cringe more is some of the comments on here...
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Female 879
Thats just awful, made me cringe...
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Male 626
Spunk in the mixing vat would do it :-)
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Female 268
kiddos. HIV is the starting virus of AIDS. theres no possible way one can get AIDS into a pill to begin with. The HIV virus maybe, whith some infected blood or infected DNA, but not the AIDS virus. comon. think about it before you go and act all stupid.
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Male 626
Everyone has AIDs! AIDs, AIDs, AIDs, AIDs, AIDs! Now everyone is dead from AIDs... my mother, my father, my sister, my bother, France, Japan and Spaaaaaain! Everyone has AIDs!

"AIDs is a horrible STD and should not be made fun. I would like to apoligise fully for the song and hope you will find it in your hearts to forgive me. But bugger am I deleteing it!"

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Male 2,781
THAT`S Y I STICK WITH `HERBAL MEDICINES` LOL
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Male 2,440
I know that The_Maddog. You said "Your goverment turned a blind eye and it seems so do you." Doesn`t that make it seem like you think that we don`t give a sh*t? If this is true I want to kick the Bayer executives in the nads.
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Male 1,039
^ LOL

That`s messed up, but this is OLD news...probably claimed that they "just missed it" and that the blood had already been sold or something along those lines.

Anyone see that new stuff on how certain people are immune to aids. They`ve started researching that immunity now. Turns out it`s the same people in a liniage that was immune to the black death...very kool stuff.

It`s caused by a mutation in their blood cells that rejects the infecting viruses.

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Male 1,586
I don`t see a problem with this.

Yours Truly,
Nicolas Dirt
CEO, Bayer Corporation

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Female 174
Also, FYI, this isn`t the only skeleton in Bayer`s closet... do some research if you want to know more.
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Female 174
Well folks, that`s capitalism for you... anything to make a buck.
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Male 448
Sorry bout that Japan Spain and France.. :(
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Male 374
it said that they knew that it had aids in it, too!
damn them bayer.
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Male 555
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That`s awful except for the fact that France was one of the places they dumped it on, good move. Fu<k France!

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Female 4
It also says in the lawsuit that Bayer accepted blood from high-risk groups, like intravenous drug users and homosexuals, even though it was against government policies. I understand that AIDS wasn`t well studied in the eighties, and I`m not saying that Bayer screwed up, but in case everyone doesn`t realize it by now... Bayer screwed up.
And caughtnlies, it`s kind of silly to presume that just because we can get our hands on HIV, it automatically becomes simple to treat it. HIV is a rather tricky virus. It attacks the very cells in the body that are supposed to kill it and it mutates like crazy. So, even when researchers do find treatments, they only work for a while before the virus mutates again and they have to search for another one. Rather frustrating, I`d imagine.
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Male 577
Why are they just now talking about it? They say right on the video that it happened 20 years ago, and the video is from 2002. This is supposed to have happened in 1982 when AIDS was still pretty new. Testing wasn`t great back then and most lay people didn`t even know how you got AIDS.
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Female 86
America is corrupt. So is every other country (or at least the people in power somehow are). We just make bigger as0sholes of ourselves trying to push Christianity and democratic government onto everyone. Making money is the American way, no matter the cost.

Like I was saying before, this is all in the past. I`m sure they have done plenty of research since then or France would have a bigger problem with us then they do now.

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Female 86
This is why I am happy I do not use pharmaceuticals I`ll stick with the herbal remedies and let my body fight crap off naturally.

Honestly Clayboy, this all happened in the past, yah we can all get pissed, boycott Bayer and protest, but what will it do? Nothing. I hate to say this, but the Holocaust happened in the past and there is nothing we can do about that. Should we boycott the Germans? No, and I think a lot of people are quick to judge all Americans like that too.

Americans are so addicted to man made drugs it isn’t funny; we`re even going to Canada to get them for cheaper. Americans are made to think that they need all this fake poo when really most problems can be solved with healthy eating and exercise.

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Male 650
^^ but thats speculation.

The one thing we do know is that Bayer knew about it and basically killed innocent people to make a buck. That in my opinion is the real issue.

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Female 86
I`m not trying to rationalize this at all, I fu7cking hate what America has become. But if Bayer was selling this to France and other well educated countries would those countries know that there was something wrong with the drug? They purchased it anyway. I mean come on, if it has leaked to the American citizens it had to have leaked to the French goverenment and the companies who bought it.
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Male 109
!

"The same bayer i take for my back pain"
I will now attempt to sprea this all over the internet!

Who`s with me?!?

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Male 4,014
It was tainted blood which was used to make a product to treat hemophilia, and it apparently occured at a time before extensive testing of blood was done, specifically screening for AIDS infections. It wasn`t done maliciously, it occured at a time before the world appreciated the danger of AIDS.

Read the links, it was a blood/plasma based product, thats why the virus could survive.

The story is true, it is old, but the lawsuits are now being settled. Though it is deplorable, AIDs was greatly misunderstood at first, and it took time for science in general to come to grips with the way the virus worked.

Don`t be an idiot and think Bayer knowingly infected people with AIDS, hopping no one would notice. If that were true, BAYER wouldn`t exist today. Once they realized there were problems, they began testing all products for AIDS. It wasn`t just Bayer who didn`t fully account, at first, for the dangers of AIDS.

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Female 51
Okay, here is my thought.

If Bayer can "infect" the AIDS virus.. then we should have already been able to find a way to get rid of it. If there is a way to harvest it and put it in a drug, then there is a way to kill it.
I dont think that this is true, adn if it is then obviously we arent doing our part to stop the virus from spreading and we arent looking for a cure.
Thats the obvious underlying statement.
Anyone else agree? Or did this not make any sense to anyone but me?

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Male 1,882
Another thing. The American people don`t vote for those placed in charge of the FDA. That is probably another assumption generated by the ignorance of "Amerikkka" haters and the "Bupooler" bashers in the world.
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Male 1,882
I think it is a sad day for humanity if executives like that aren`t hunted down and imprisoned/killed. What I am wondering is (1) how could they get the FDA to allow them to do that, and (2) why the government didn`t punish those executives. I`m sure the government was attempting to save face, but it`s kinda hard to save face when you just got punched in the face with the whole "you let the bastards go" thing.

I didn`t know about the whole Nazi thing with Bayer, that`s pretty disturbing if it is true.

I have to say, it is unfortunate that America`s law system can be used and abused and has enough loopholes to let these people off scott free, it is quite embmarassing. However, if you are using that as a way to generalize that all Americans are OK with it, then you are an ignorant bastard. A lot of you are saying "well why didn`t they check it in other countries?" In the 80`s it wasn`t easy to detect the AIDS virus, even in the USA.

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Female 190
No wonder we Americans are hated. Even if it is old, how could someone sleep at night knowing that they allowed this to happen. Maybe I`m being naive, but I never thought our government would be so stupid to do such a thing and infect other people overseas. Hopefully things have changed and they`ve grown 1/2 of a brain since then.
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Male 453
all happened 20 years ago. they were just bringing up an old issue.
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Male 3,369
Pooptart19. read my comment again.."For those who are trying to justify or rationalise this".
I`m not popping one off at America. Just those that dont give a rats ass!
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Female 316
oh.my.god.
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Female 1,181
F*ck Bayer.
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Male 2,440
Listen The_Maddog, you can`t say "so do you". That makes it sound like every American hates every other country, which is false. I`m sure Bayer executives & whatnot did their dirty work & made it seem like they could sell it somehwere else. If this is true, Bayer should be torn to pieces. I thinks it`s inhuman & cruel to sell drugs that kill people. And now for a bit of humor. That jacka$s on the left needs to shut up. It`s like he`s trying to speak to a frigin` deaf person.
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Male 662
3rd world?!?! Didn`t they say France? Wow, I mean I know they can be rude...but 3rd world?
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Male 3,369
For those who are trying to justify or rationalise this...WTF? A company sold drugs, unfit for human use, in 3rd world countrys because Americans certainly wouldnt buy them.Your goverment turned a blind eye and it seems so do you. No wonder the world is where it is today!
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Male 19
"it didnt mention the UK so I wont be angry"

They didn`t mention Sweden either - but there are several people here that has been struck with the disease from using the drug.

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Male 1,115
HIV dies when exposed to air. and the "rat of the week" plus commentary also gave it away.
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Male 2,605
Wasn`t it Bayer that had a hand in experimenting their drugs on the Jews in the concentration camps in Nazi Germany? I lost all faith in Bayer when I heard that. This AIDS case doesn`t particularly surprise me, actually.
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Female 114
`We ain`t making money in America, lets go kill people in another part of the world!`
Damn company. But then again, the other Governments ahould have bloody well checked to make sure the product was safe.
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Female 57
It`s not actually as bastard like as it seems. If you read the new york times article it clearly states that the drug is obtained from blood plasma donation that was contaminated. Bayer did not deny their products could`ve been contaminated, but monay other companies could`ve experienced the same problem. This sort of thing was alot more common in the 80`s as screening procedures were not as well checked as today and less was known about HIV etc They have changed the laws on donation scince.
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Male 390
I`m speechless
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Female 5
law and order did a show about this (since they do a lot of stuff from the news). appearently they got the original blood from HIV donors.
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Male 2
The drug was used in the UK about 20 years ago, and several people contracted HIV. A haemophilic father of a friend of mine had a lucky escape when he had to miss out on using the `wonder-drug`.
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Male 40
All the countries they sold it to are 1st world countries, dont they have their own health/quality checks? Youd think they would of sold it to some 2nd-3rd world countries. Why would you purposely infect people, not like they would of gone broke, and even if they did jesus its just money, I dont get why this isnt murder, if its real.
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Female 413
Damn American government! "No, let`s not spare the lives of thousands of people, let`s make a profit out of this AIDS in fested drug!" "Yes, that`s a great idea!" A-ss holes.
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Male 522
This world is so so so F_u_q_e_D up! Everytime I think I`ve heard the worst thing in the world something new comes along..
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Male 1,521
Well that`s something I did not know!! Absolutly Disgusting! Damn Bastard those people let this happen!!!!! I hope they burn in hell! Fk the Damned Bayer Company!!! Curse them! I will never buy their sh ity aspirin again!
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Male 131
the virus isnt active... but it could still be there and when it gets into your body it can reproduce. this is kinda old tho.
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Male 287
Can`t quite understand how the virus is still active if it`s not actually in the bloodstream. I always understood that the virus died if it was outside the body for any given time,but I`m no expert,so it could be true. If it is,Bayer should be sued until they bleed...
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Female 146
this isn`t "20 years old." It`s from august 2002. headlines at the bottom mention priest geoghan being murdered in prison that afternoon... happened aug 23, 2002. and the fact that they are paying out to people means it IS applicable to Bayer today.
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Female 275
This video is about 20 yrs old. Still interesting, but n/a to Bayer today.
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Female 146
Alliance for Human Research Protection: http://www.ahrp.org/infomail/0503/22.php

The Wall Street Journal:
http://www.aegis.com/news/wsj/1997/WJ970...

The New York Times:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.ht...

Some other article I couldn`t find the source for, yet:
http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/news/2003/nz0522a.html

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Male 21
I never heard anything about it before either. Might not be true...
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Male 125
it didnt mention the UK so I wont be angry
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Female 150
What the fork?? This is insane! I can`t believe I never heard anything about this before. Does anyone have any more info on this? Is this a legitamte claim?
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Female 146
Apparently this happpened a while ago... they`ve been settling 600million dollar lawsuits for the past 15 years. why are we just hearing about this now? BOYCOTT...
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Male 3
wow, that sucks. drat bayer
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Male 12
You can tell a story is legit when you hear it on "Rat of the Week". Gimme a drating break.
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Female 1,033
what!! is this for real???
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Male 2,958
I see the overpopulation issue won`t last much longer...
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Female 11
Well, at least they were nice enough to get it out of America. :-)
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Male 331
Link: Bayer sells drugs that contain AIDS [Rate Link] - This is REALLY scary if it`s true.
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