Bayer Stands By Iberogast As German Court Investigates Manslaughter Case
Bayer's Iberogast is in the spotlight in Germany. According to media reports, a German court is investigating a 2018 Iberogast-related death as a possible case of manslaughter and bodily harm caused by negligence. Bayer is standing behind its product, stating that the death was “most probably” due to an “idiosyncratic reaction.”
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