Pharmacia LLC develops, manufactures, and markets prescription pharmaceutical products, including primary care, hospital care, cancer care, ophthalmology, and endocrine care products. The company also operates in other businesses, such as consumer health care, animal health, diagnostics, contract manufacturing, and bulk chemical sales. Pharmacia Corporation sells its products to pharmacies, hospitals, chain warehouses, governments, physicians, wholesalers, and other distributors. Pharmacia LLC was founded in 1901 and is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan with additional offices in Skokie, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; South San Francisco, California; Stockholm and Helsingborg, Sweden; Milan, Ital...
7000 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Founded in 1901
Negligence Suit against Pharmacia Corp. Dismissed
Jan 8 15
A lawsuit filed by a widow who blamed her husband's cancer death on exposure to chemicals made by a Pharmacia Corp. predecessor was dismissed. The dismissal came after three days of jury selection in St. Louis County Circuit Court for what was expected to be up to a five-week trial. Plaintiff's attorney John Simon, of The Simon Law Firm, declined to comment on whether the dismissal meant a settlement had been reached. Defense attorney Carol Rutter of Husch Blackwell did not immediately return a phone call. Plaintiff Helen Hammonds claimed her late husbands exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, caused the North Carolina man's death in 2008 from lymphohematopoietic cancer. Congress banned the manufacture of PCBs, a chemical compound used for products such insulating fluids, ink and copy paper, in 1977. The lawsuit alleged the original Monsanto, Monsanto Chemical Co., made PCBs from 1935 until the ban and dumped PCBs into the environment. In court documents, defense attorneys said that William Hammonds condition was caused by other factors; that Old Monsanto followed laws and regulations in effect at the time it manufactured PCB products; and that production conformed with scientific and medical knowledge at the time.