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FDA Feeling the Pressure When It Comes to Talc

[:en]A special report by Reuters documents how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to have downplayed the seriousness of asbestos in talc products over the wishes of companies like Johnson & Johnson. 

FDA Sitting Back on Talc

The report goes back to the 1970s where the issue of asbestos in talc products first came to light. According to the article, the FDA found a sample of talc in Johnson & Johnson’s popular Shower to Shower product. However, the FDA did not investigate further after Johnson & Johnson told the agency that the product was safe and their own testing showed no evidence of asbestos. 

The FDA also had plans to set regulations on asbestos in talc and other cosmetic products, yet chose not to go forward after Johnson & Johnson and other talc companies banded together to propose that the companies could self-regulate their products. 

Legal Cases Put on the Pressure

However, now that companies like Johnson & Johnson are being sued by thousands of plaintiffs over the safety of their talc, the FDA is feeling the heat to step up as well. According to the article “FDA cosmetics chief Linda Katz began organizing the November 2018 symposium and a public hearing on talc testing, now planned for next year.” The organization however once again looked to J&J for guidance, which recommended talc experts who have testified in defense of J&J in legal proceedings. 

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Johnson & Johnson May Have Rushed Testing of Talcum Powder

[:en]A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that Johnson & Johnson may have rushed the testing of their talcum powder, in order to say that their talc does not contain asbestos. 

FDA Finds Sample Positive for Asbestos in Talcum Powder

This news comes on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  testing a sample of Johnson & Johnson baby powder ordered online, and finding traces of asbestos in the product. As a result, many big-name retail stores such as CVS, Walgreen’s, and others have pulled the item from shelves. 

To further complicate matters, an expert witness used many times by Johnson & Johnson to promote the safety of their talc, was found to be the head of a laboratory that confirmed the positive sample from the FDA.

Internal Fighting

The lab that processed the results is pointing the finger at Johnson & Johnson, saying it was under pressure from the company to rush the results of the testing. J&J is currently under fire from thousands of plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against the company, claiming that Johnson & Johnson knew that their talcum powder was not safe and yet continued to market the product anyway.

Many individuals are now claiming that their diagnosis of mesothelioma and/or ovarian cancer from those who are women, is a result of their use of J&J talcum powder. 

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Lab that Found Positive Sample for FDA is Run by J&J Expert Witness

[:en]One of the labs under contract with the FDA that found a positive sample of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder, has been found to have an individual who is a paid expert witness by Johnson & Johnson. 

J&J Defense of Talc 

AMA Analytical Services Inc is run by Andreas Saldivar as reported by Reuters. Mr. Saldivar according to the article “has served as a litigation expert on several occasions for J&J since 2017 in its defense against plaintiffs’ claims that asbestos in talc caused their cancers.”

Making Waves in the Courtroom

This news is already making its way into the courtroom, where thousands of plaintiffs have brought claims against Johnson & Johnson over the safety of their talc. Numerous claims state that the company knew about asbestos in their talc, yet promoted it anyway. As a result, individuals who used the talc powder regularly claim that the powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer and/or mesothelioma.

A plaintiff’s attorney for a case in Indiana asked the judge to allow the news to be made known to the jury. As par for the course Johnson & Johnson’s attorneys opposed, however, they were overruled by the judge. It remains to be seen how news like this will impact other talc cases going forward. 

Different Ways of Testing

J&J has pushed back on the validity of the results, saying that multiple other labs have confirmed that there is no asbestos in their talc. However, it puts the company in a0n awkward position and could possibly affect the company’s ability to use him as a resource going forward. 

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J&J Troubles Continue after FDA Testing

[:en]The ripple effect continues for Johnson & Johnson as pharmacy chains CVS, Walmart, and Rite Aid are taking Johnson & Johnson baby powder off the shelves CBS News reports. 

FDA Testing 

The move comes after the FDA found trace amounts of asbestos in a bottle of the powder that was purchased online. This setback is one of the latest that Johnson & Johnson has faced over their baby powder. Numerous legal claims are making their way through the courts against the company, with individuals arguing that J&J knew their talc contained asbestos, which can cause serious medical issues such as ovarian cancer,  but continued to push the product to consumers anyway.

J&J on Defense

Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall after the FDA results came out. The company continues to insist that its talc products are safe, and claim that their own independent testing of their product shows proof that their talc does not contain asbestos. 

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New Study Shows More Proof of Link Between Mesothelioma and Talc Powder

[:en]A new scientific study on talcum powder provides additional evidence that the powder may be linked to the development of mesothelioma.

Malignant Mesothelioma

A recent article from Time Magazine, reports on a case study involving 33 individuals that “provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma.” Mesothelioma is a type of terminal cancer that invades the inner lining of lung tissue. 

Influence in the Courtroom

A law professor at Rutgers commented to Time that this study could potentially boost the claims of plaintiffs filing lawsuits against companies like Johnson & Johnson, who are facing legal claims that their talc contains asbestos. Asbestos is a known factor in causing the development of cancer. 

Future Impact

No matter what happens, one of the co-authors of the study Jacqueline Moline, mentioned to Time that she hopes above all else that the results help bring the issue of asbestos in talcum powder and talc-based products to greater light and that “anything you use on your body or in your body, you want to be careful [about].”

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J&J Issues Recall after FDA finds Asbestos Present in Sample Test

[:en]Johnson & Johnson is currently undergoing a voluntary recall with some of its baby powder products after FDA testing showed signs of asbestos in the product.

FDA Finds Samples Positive for Asbestos

According to a Reuters article, the bottle that originally tested positive for asbestos was purchased online and is thought to be from a batch made in 2018. As of now, the number of bottles being recalled is listed at 33,000. Johnson & Johnson has launched their own investigation and is working with FDA officials to determine if the percentage of asbestos found in the samples is an accurate and valid result.

Legal Headache 

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of legal claims by plaintiffs that the company’s talcum powder products are not safe and have caused individuals to be diagnosed with mesothelioma as well as ovarian cancer. A bombshell report was released by Reuters last year that details the company knew their talcum powder contained asbestos since at least the 1970s, yet continued to market the product to the general public as being safe to use. 

With the battle heading to the courtroom, Johnson & Johnson has found itself on the losing end multiple times when it comes to talcum powder verdicts. It remains to be seen how this recall can affect current and potential talc cases against J&J going forward.

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Plaintiff’s Win $40 Million Verdict In Latest J&J Baby Powder Case

[:en]Johnson & Johnson have been hit with another loss in the latest talc trial case that took place in California. The jury found the company’s talc to be responsible for causing a woman’s mesothelioma diagnosis. The verdict was for $40 million dollars in damages according to a press release about the verdict from PR Newswire

Contaminants found in Baby Powder

According to evidence, medical testing done on the plaintiff,  Nancy Cabibi showed that she has the presence of two types of asbestos. Both types were found to be in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, that Ms. Cabibi has used. 

A String of Trial Losses

Johnson & Johnson has been at the center of legal defeats over their talc products in recent months. In New Jersey, plaintiffs were awarded a verdict of $37 million dollars, and another $29 million dollars also out of California. 

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J&J Prop 65 Lawsuit Dismissed, Setting Stage for Future Fight

[:en]A California judge is dismissing a case brought by plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson over their talc products. The claim is that Johnson & Johnson talc products should be labeled as carcinogenic according to the state’s Prop 65 rule. Read on to find out why dismissing the case actually works in the plaintiff’s favor.

Prop 65

Under California state law, Proposition 65 requires businesses to disclose if their products contain the presence of possible carcinogens that can be dangerous to humans. 

Strengthening Their Case

Even though the case was dismissed, the plaintiff’s legal counsel filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss the case according to an article by Law.com. This allows for the legal counsel to be able to refile the case in the future and potentially present a stronger argument by adding more defendants to the suit (like Claire’s a popular retail store that was recently found by the FDA to have asbestos present in some of their cosmetic products). As a result, the plaintiffs might find the judge more willing to rule in their favor. 

Johnson & Johnson Legal Woes Continue

The pharmaceutical company pushed back against the motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the opposing counsel was trying to stall proceedings of the trial originally set for this coming October 2019. The company also faces multiple other lawsuits claiming that their talc products contain asbestos which causes individuals to develop ovarian cancer and/or mesothelioma. The lawsuits also claim that Johnson & Johnson was aware that their talc was not safe, but hid the knowledge from the public anyway.

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Key New Jersey Hearing Set for J&J Talc Trial

[:en]The next big hurdle in the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits is approaching quickly according to an article by Fierce Pharma. The company is set to try and challenge evidence that will be submitted for trial by the plaintiff’s attorneys. 

New Jersey Hearing

At a hearing set for next Monday July 29, 2019 the company will challenge the truthfulness of the evidence being submitted for the trial. This trial involves about 14,200 lawsuits combined together. The plaintiff’s claim that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products caused their diagnosis of ovarian cancer & mesothelioma due to the presence of asbestos in their talc. They also claim that Johnson & Johnson was aware that their talc was not safe, but purposely hid that knowledge from the public. 

Loss In Delaware

Johnson & Jonson have been hit with some pretty big verdicts against them in the courtroom. On top of that, the company was recently denied a motion to move all cases to federal court in Delaware, where their talc supplier Imerys Talc America is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. The company is now subject to a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice. 

Pivotal Decision for Talc Cases

Monday’s decision can greatly impact the shape of future talc cases moving forward. For now it remains to be seen whether the momentum will continue in favor of the plaintiffs or if there will be a definite shift. 

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US DOJ Launches Criminal Investigation Against J&J

[:en]The U.S. Department of Justice has announced they will be launching a criminal investigation into whether Johnson & Johnson lied about the safety of their talc products. 

Criminal Investigation to Begin

According to an article from Insurance Journal, Johnson & Johnson announced in February of 2019 that they had received subpoenas but did not say in regards to what. The investigation is being conducted by a grand jury in Washington that are going over the evidence. 

J&J In Hot Water

The company found themselves in the middle of controversy when internal company memos from the 1960’s and 1970’s were used as evidence in some of the multiple lawsuits the company has, that demonstrate scientists knew of asbestos in their talc presenting a “severe health hazard.” 

Other Lawsuits

Investors in the company are also upset, bringing lawsuits claiming that the company has defrauded them by not disclosing the risk that comes with using their talc products. In addition to these lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson face over 14,000 civil claims regarding the safety of their talc products. 

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