Sales of Johnson’s baby powder halted in U.S., Canada
(HealthDay)—Lawsuits claiming that talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder has caused cancer have led to a plunge in sales in the United States and Canada, so Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it is ending sales of the product in those two countries.
The company said the talc-based powder is safe and will still be sold in other countries, the Associated Press reported.
About 19,400 lawsuits alleging that J&J’s talcum powder caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma have been launched against the company.
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