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J&J Reaches $700-Million Talc Settlement With U.S. States

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $700 million settlement with 42 US states and Washington, D.C., resolving an investigation into its marketing of talc-based products allegedly causing cancer, Reuters reported.


J&J did not admit wrongdoing, maintaining that its talc products are safe. I Photo: Johnson's® Baby



The settlement, led by Florida, North Carolina, and Texas, resolves claims that J&J misled consumers about the safety of its talc products, which it sold for over a century before halting sales.


J&J did not admit wrongdoing, maintaining that its talc products are safe.



This settlement is seen as a significant step for consumer product safety, according to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody.


J&J still faces numerous lawsuits, including from women with ovarian cancer and those with mesothelioma linked to asbestos. As of March 31, 61,490 people were suing J&J over talc.




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