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Sudden Talc-Cancer Settlements Aren’t J&J’s Usual Style

Johnson & Johnson took the unusual step of settling two women’s claims that its talc-based products caused their asbestos-linked cancers rather than let juries decide the cases, opening a new front in the growing litigation against the world’s largest maker …

FDA Taking Another Look at Breast Implant Safety

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

Toxic Clouds Shut Down Houston Suburbs

Now that the four-day fire is out at a Houston-area chemical storage complex, the real danger has emerged. Cancer-causing toxins are wafting across the eastern suburbs of the fourth-largest U.S. city, shutting roads, schools and industrial plants, and disrupting everyday …