Unsealed emails show how Johnson & Johnson shaped report on talc’s links to cancer
November 10, 2021
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Ashcraft & Gerel is leading the charge to hold J&J accountable for its actions.

Unsealed emails reveal the role baby-powder maker Johnson & Johnson played in a report that an industry group submitted to U.S. regulators deciding whether to keep warnings off talc-based products linked to cancer.

The emails — unsealed in the state of Mississippi’s lawsuit against J&J over its refusal to add a safety warning — show J&J and its talc supplier chose the scientists hired by their trade association, the Personal Care Products Council, to write the 2009 report assessing talc-based powder’s health risks.

They also show the researchers changed the final version of their report at the companies’ behest.

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