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J&J faces US criminal probe related to baby powder

14 July 2019, 7:21 AM

The United States Justice Department is pursuing a criminal probe into whether Johnson & Johnson lied about potential cancer risks of its talcum powder and has convened a grand jury in Washington, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Congo rules out using additional trial vaccines to combat Ebola

12 July 2019, 3:27 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked “confusing the population,” the government said on Friday.

Johnson & Johnson building

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.

Johnson & Johnson's baby powder.

Court ruling could help J&J defeat St. Louis talc lawsuits

25 February 2019, 12:05 PM

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on Talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations its talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer.

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 […]

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