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California jury awards $29m to woman with cancer who used J&J talc

14 March 2019, 2:11 PM

A California jury awarded $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson &Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.

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Johnson and Johnson denies there is carcinogen in their talc

1 January 2019, 8:17 AM

“The FDA has tested Johnson’s talc since the ’70s. Every single time it did not contain asbestos,” Johnson and Johnson said in a 19 December tweet. It followed by several days the publication of a Reuters investigation found the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that the carcinogen lurked in its Baby Powder and other cosmetic talc products.

J&J loses bid to have $4.7 bln talc verdict set aside, vows to appeal

20 December 2018, 9:14 PM

Johnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a July verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products. The healthcare company faces thousands of lawsuits over the safety of talc in its Baby […]

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

16 December 2018, 9:01 AM

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs.

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Limpopo gets asbestos-free block of classrooms

10 August 2018, 6:22 PM

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has handed over a R44 million asbestos-free block of classrooms and an eight kilometre tarred road to the Mafefe community in Limpopo.

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