Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada; says demand drops due to 'misinformation'
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it would stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had dropped in the wake of what it called “misinformation” about the product’s safety amid a barrage of legal challenges
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Asbestos, which was once widely used in fireproofing and insulation, has been linked to several health hazards including mesothelioma and other types of cancer.
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The Indian and US consulates on Melbourne's St Kilda Road as well as the British, Swiss and German diplomatic mission are believed to have been targeted. Reports have said that the Korean, Greek, Italian, Pakistani and Egyptian consulates have also been put on lockdown.
On the directions of the CDSCO, drug inspectors collected samples of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder from both the plants on Wednesday.
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.
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Johnson & Johnson in India did not have any immediate comment on the reports of sample seizures by Indian authorities.
Johnson and Johnson: Drug regulator likely to seize talcum powder samples for testing in countrywide raids today
India’s drug regulator is likely to investigate Johnson and Johnson baby powder following recent reports that said the company knew for decades about the presence of cancer-causing asbestos in the product.
Johnson & Johnson knew about cancer-causing asbestos lurking in its baby powder since decades, says report; company shares nosedive
Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos was present in its Baby Powder.
A largely outlawed scourge to the developed world, asbestos is still going strong in India, and killing tens of thousands of people each year.