Johnson & Johnson will not promote its talc-based child powder globally in 2023, the corporate stated on Thursday, greater than two years after it stopped promoting the product within the United States and Canada.
“As part of a worldwide portfolio assessment, we have made the commercial decision to transition to an all cornstarch-based baby powder portfolio,” it stated in a remark to Fox Business.
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In 2020, Johnson & Johnson introduced that it could forestall promoting its talc Baby Powder within the United States and Canada, announcing call for had fallen because of “misleading” data in regards to the product’s protection.
The corporate faces about 38,000 court cases from shoppers and their survivors claiming its talc merchandise brought about most cancers because of contamination with asbestos, a identified carcinogen.
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Johnson & Johnson denies the allegations, announcing many years of medical trying out and regulatory approvals have proven its talc to be secure and that the product “does not contain asbestos and does not cause cancer.”
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Johnson & Johnson spun off subsidiary LTL Management in October, assigned its talc claims to it and right away positioned it into chapter 11, pausing the pending court cases.
Reuters contributed to this file.