Tag: Investigation

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Johnson & Johnson Will No Longer Sell Talc-Based Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has decided to stop selling all talc-based baby powders. This news comes after a series of lawsuits connecting Johnson’s baby powder to cancer. Johnson & Johnson denies that its baby powder is dangerous and will continue to sell it outside of the United States and Canada. J&J Announcement Comes After Recalls, Lawsuits…

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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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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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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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