Johnson & Johnson has received subpoenas from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the safety of its baby powder products, the company said Wednesday.
The disclosure was made in an annual federal report filed with the SEC.
The company has announced its intention to comply with subpoenas, as well as at Sen's request. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayHealth Care Daily – Sponsored by US Hospitals 340B – Dems Blast Regulation for Family Planning Program | Facebook can remove anti-vaccine content | Medicare offers coverage for new cancer treatment – Night Health Care – Presented by PCMA – Senators seek answers on surprise medical bills | Red states are moving to limit Medicaid's expansion | Two pharmaceutical companies agree to testify. Senate Senators Block Sasse Measure to Meet Virginia Bill MORE (D-Wash.) To produce documents regarding asbestos claims in talc products, including baby powder.
J & J faces a wave of lawsuits filed by thousands of plaintiffs alleging that the talc contained in the company's baby powder products contained asbestos and had caused mesothelioma, cancer, and cancer. 39, ovary and other diseases. The company has announced its intention to continue defending itself against the litigation.
At the end of last year, the company launched a national advertising campaign defending itself after a Reuters investigation that the company had known for decades that its baby talcum powder contained traces of asbestos.
The Reuters report caused a sharp drop in the company's shares, but it has rebounded since.
J & J claimed that Reuters had ignored a large body of scientific evidence that talc was not causing cancer and had indicated that no asbestos had been found in baby powder products marketed since 15 years. years.