the signature Johnson&Johnson According to information gathered by EFE, it will stop selling its baby powder products worldwide starting next year.
It’s worth noting that this product stopped being sold in stores in the United States and Canada for two years after thousands of consumers reported that talc was dangerous to their health.
In that vein, the pharmaceutical company announced its “commercial decision” to replace baby powder with cornstarch in its baby product, following 38,000 lawsuits related to the fact that its long-term use develops cancer. Johnson & Johnson denied that this is the cause.
EFE recalls that at the end of 2018 information was leaked on the presence of asbestos, a mineral with a composition and properties similar to asbestos and with harmful effects on health, in talc; and Johnson & Johnson was aware of this.
Since then, J&J has faced 38,000 lawsuits alleging it contributed to the development of ovarian cancer in consumers, a claim the company denies and which has caused it to spend millions of dollars in litigation each year.
“Our position on the safety of our cosmetic talc remains unchanged. We stand firmly behind decades of scientific analysis by medical experts around the world, which confirm Johnson’s baby powder is safe, contains no asbestos and does not cause cancer,” said Johnson & Johnson.
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that J&J is facing other legal issues in the United States and earlier this year agreed to pay millions of dollars to several states for its responsibilities in the opioid crisis, along with other major drug dealers.