Category: Investigation

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FDA Holds Public Meeting on Testing for Asbestos in Talc

The talcum powder industry’s self-regulating days may be over. Increased national concern over asbestos in talcum powder propelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to unite regulators, experts, and industry personnel at a recent public meeting. This came in response to the agency’s recommendations for more precise, standardized, and strict testing of talc-based cosmetics and…

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FDA Kept Silent for Decades Despite Evidence of Talc Contamination

Johnson & Johnson currently faces a legal nightmare, with more than 16,000 lawsuits filed against it. All of these lawsuits claim that the company’s baby powder contains trace amounts of asbestos. This deadly mineral has been linked to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. As a result of these lawsuits, talcum powder cancer has become a hot-button…

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Department of Justice Launches Criminal Probe Over Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching a criminal probe into whether Johnson & Johnson® lied about the possible cancer risks of its talcum powder. Internal documents suggest that J&J officials knew that their talc was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos and failed to disclose this to the public. The DOJ investigation aims to…

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Which Forms of Talc Cosmetics Are Dangerous to My Health?

Talc is a naturally occurring mineral that appears in many cosmetics and personal hygiene products. However, while talc in cosmetics products is fairly prevalent, they’re not always safe to use. With the recent news about talc causing ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, many women are checking the ingredients in their cosmetics and products carefully. According to…

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Ovarian Cancer Caused by Talcum Powder Exposure

Top Studies Reveal Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Several studies have investigated the possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Although many studies have been inconclusive, others have revealed an increased risk of ovarian cancer for women who use products containing talc. Thousands of ongoing Johnson & Johnson® lawsuits are shedding light on the medical connection between talc and cancer. Although J&J…

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Johnson & Johnson Subject of DOJ Investigation

Johnson’s Baby Powder Draws Concerns from Government Johnson & Johnson is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over claims that the company’s baby powder contains asbestos, ABC News reports. The investigation comes on the heels of recent lawsuits and reports alleging the company knew their…

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