Johnson & Johnson continues to fight lawsuits linking talc-based powder to cancer

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In February, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman died of ovarian cancer linked to the company's talc-based powders. Still, Johnson & Johnson maintains the safety of its products, according to a recent Reuters article.

Gene Williams, a lawyer representing the company, recently told Reuters there is "no proven linkage between talc and ovarian cancer, and the vast majority of scientific and regulatory bodies, who have reviewed the same studies the plaintiffs point to, do not accept the premise."

Despite the company's claims, more than 1,400 cases have been filed over the safety of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. According to the recent report, two of the cases have been scheduled for this fall.



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