Johnson & Johnson baby powder case: Action will be taken after sample test, says Himachal drug controller Navneet Marwaha

The samples were seized after a report by a London-based news agency, Reuters, claimed that Johnson & Johnson's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of (cancer-causing) asbestos for the last few decades.

Asian News International December 20, 2018 00:03:23 IST
Johnson & Johnson baby powder case: Action will be taken after sample test, says Himachal drug controller Navneet Marwaha

Baddi (Himachal Pradesh): Days after India's central drug regulator Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) seized samples of Johnson & Johnson baby powder from the firm's plant in Himachal Pradesh's Baddi, state drug controller Navneet Marwaha said that appropriate action will be taken in the matter after the reports of the sample test are out.

Johnson  Johnson baby powder case Action will be taken after sample test says Himachal drug controller Navneet Marwaha

Himachal Pradesh drug controller Navneet Marwaha. ANI

The samples were seized after a report by a London-based news agency, Reuters, claimed that Johnson & Johnson's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of (cancer-causing) asbestos for the last few decades.

Speaking to ANI, Marwaha said, "Johnson & Johnson was making baby products in association with VVF India Ltd in Baddi. On the basis of news reports, an inspection took place and samples were collected which will be sent for investigation. On the basis of the report, appropriate action will be taken."

The company, which has a huge market in India, dismissed the reports, calling it "one-sided, false and inflammatory".

"The Reuters article is one-sided, false and inflammatory. Johnson & Johnson's baby powder is safe and asbestos-free. Studies of more than 100,000 men and women show that talcdoes not cause cancer or asbestos-related disease. Thousands of independent tests by regulators and the world's leading labs prove our baby powder has never contained asbestos," the company's statement read.

The statement further stated that Johnson & Johnson will continue to defend the safety of its product.

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