Johnson & Johnson To Pay $72M For Ovarian Cancer Death Linked To Talcum Powder
“Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.”
That was the slogan used by Johnson & Johnson to market their product “Shower to shower” back in the 80s.
And while this may come to a surprise to many, before the product even became widely available there was already decade-old published research linking talc to an increased risk for ovarian cancer including one study where a majority of ovarian tumors had particles of talc embedded in them. (source)
Yes, you read that right. The company knowingly knew about the dangerous side effects of talcum powder and still proceeded with spending millions on marketing the product!
According to Reuters, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.
Jere Beasley, a lawyer for Fox’s family, said Johnson & Johnson “knew as far back as the 1980s of the risk,” and yet resorted to “lying to the public, lying to the regulatory agencies.” He spoke on a conference call with journalists.
In addition, The Guardian reported that the verdict “doesn’t bode well for Johnson & Johnson” as it faces at least 1,200 still-pending lawsuits and possibly thousands more.”
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