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Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in U.S. and Canada

20 May 2020

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, it announced on Tuesday, saying demand had fallen in the wake of what it called "misinformation" about the product's safety amid a barrage of legal challenges. | Video

Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 million in New Jersey talc case

07 Feb 2020

Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Thursday by a New Jersey state jury to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company's Baby Powder caused their cancer, a ruling that will be reduced to around $185 million because of state laws, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs and the company.

U.S. government experts, industry spar over asbestos testing in talc

05 Feb 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday, after traces of the known carcinogen were found in several such products, including Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder.

FDA to hold public meeting on testing for asbestos in talc

04 Feb 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb 4 For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday.

J&J CEO questioned over stock sale ahead of story on asbestos in Baby Powder

28 Jan 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky on Monday faced questions from plaintiffs lawyers over the timing of his sale of company stock, as he testified for the first time in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer. | Video

J&J CEO to testify at trial for first time on Baby Powder risks

27 Jan 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky was set to be called as a witness on Monday in what would be his first appearance in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer.

J&J chief testifies he did not read all documents related to asbestos in talc

27 Jan 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan 27 Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky told a jury Monday that he did not read all the internal company documents related to potential asbestos contamination in Johnson's Baby Powder.

J&J CEO to testify at trial for first time on Baby Powder risks

27 Jan 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky was set to be called as a witness on Monday in what would be his first appearance in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer.

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