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Ed Cara Ed Cara Jul 09, 2019.

Report: Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Its Baby Powder Products for Decades

Report: Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Its Baby Powder Products for Decades

An explosive new report by Reuters released Friday may upturn the narrative surrounding the potential cancer risks of talcum powder. According to the report, Johnson & Johnson—the makers of the most popular consumer talc product, Baby Powder—knew for decades that its products at times contained carcinogenic asbestos, but did everything possible to keep its findings shrouded from the public...

Catie Keck Catie Keck Mar 15, 2019. 5 comments

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million Verdict Over Its Talc Products

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million Verdict Over Its Talc Products

A woman who alleged that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder were linked to her mesothelioma was awarded millions by a jury in California, Reuters reported Wednesday. The verdict follows a nine-week trial that began shortly after the start of the year.

The jury, in a Superior Court in Oakland, found that the company’s products were defective and that Johnson & Johnson knew...

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Ed Cara Ed Cara Mar 06, 2019. 14 comments

A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray Is Now an FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray Is Now an FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of depression treatment seen in decades, a nasal spray drug based on the sedative ketamine.

The new drug, licensed by Johnson & Johnson’s pharma division, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, isn’t ketamine exactly. It’s derived from esketamine, a chemical sibling of ketamine. It will be sold under the brand name Spravato.

For years,...

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Ed Cara Ed Cara Feb 09, 2019. 3 comments

Johnson & Johnson Will Start Showing Drug Prices in Its TV Ads

Johnson & Johnson Will Start Showing Drug Prices in Its TV Ads

Anyone who pays close attention to television drug commercials—perhaps because they enjoy the ominous, rapid muttering of side effects—will soon notice something new. On Thursday, Johnson & Johnson announced it would begin showing drug prices alongside photogenic actors doing mundane things in its televised ads next month. They will include the list price—the cost of a drug before factors...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Dec 20, 2018.

Johnson & Johnson Fails to Have $4.69 Billion Cancer Verdict Thrown Out

Johnson & Johnson Fails to Have $4.69 Billion Cancer Verdict Thrown Out

Johnson & Johnson, which lost a lawsuit brought by 22 women and their families who claimed their ovarian mesotheliomas were caused by talc products contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos to the tune of $4.69 billion in July, has failed to have the verdict thrown out on jurisdictional grounds.

According to the New York Times, the ruling was upheld by a circuit court judge in Missouri, Rex...

Carlos Zahumenszky Carlos Zahumenszky Dec 15, 2018. 5 comments

Un informe acusa a Johnson & Johnson de conocer y ocultar la existencia de asbesto en sus polvos de talco

Un informe acusa a Johnson & Johnson de conocer y ocultar la existencia de asbesto en sus polvos de talco

Johnson & Johnson afronta una de las peores crisis de su historia. La multinacional de productos de higiene acaba de ser acusada de conocer y ocultar durante décadas la presencia de trazas de asbesto (una sustancia cancerígena) en sus polvos de talco, uno de su productos más populares.

La acusación procede de un explosivo informe publicado este viernes por la agencia Reuters. El reporte...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Apr 13, 2018. 17 comments

Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight Are Going to Give You Some Creepy Alien Eyes

Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight Are Going to Give You Some Creepy Alien Eyes

Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Transitions Optical, the company known for making those glasses that automatically darken when you go outside, to bring the unique technology to contact lenses. If you hate wearing glasses, they’ll save you from also having to wear sunglasses outdoors, but only if you’re okay with having creepy alien eyes.

Transitions’ lenses are embedded with photochromic...

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