Johnson and Johnson News

J&J CEO Spurns U.S. Congressional Hearing on Carcinogens in Talc Products

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky has declined to appear at a U.S. congressional hearing set for Tuesday on the safety of the company’s Baby Powder and other talc-based cosmetics. In an announcement, the House of Representatives Subcommittee …

Powder Keg: FDA Bowed to Industry for Decades as Alarms Were Sounded Over Talc

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics. The “Asbestos in Talc Symposium,” sponsored by …

U.S. Prosecutors Open Criminal Probe of Opioid Makers, Distributors

Federal prosecutors are investigating six pharmaceutical companies for potential criminal charges in connection with shipping big quantities of opioid painkillers that contributed to a healthcare crisis, according to regulatory filings. Five companies have received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s office …

J&J Found Negligent by Australian Court in Vaginal-Mesh Suit

Johnson & Johnson lost the latest battle in a string of global lawsuits over its vaginal-mesh products, with an Australian judge ruling the company was negligent and that women left in chronic pain by defective devices should be compensated. Justice …

Oklahoma Judge Reduces Johnson & Johnson Opioid Payout to $465 Million

An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million. The decision by Cleveland County District …

J&J Says New Tests Find no Asbestos in Same Baby Powder Bottle that Sparked Recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. …

J&J to Pay $117 Million in Nationwide Pact Over Vaginal Mesh

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $117 million to settle 41 states’ claims that it misrepresented the risks of vaginal-mesh products used to bolster sagging organs and treat incontinence in women. A group of state attorneys general argued after an …

J&J Recalls Lot of Baby Powder After Asbestos Trace Found

Johnson & Johnson is recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after tiny amounts of asbestos contamination were found in samples from a single bottle purchased online. J&J is voluntarily recalling the lot, #22318RB, and encouraging people who bought …

J&J Says No Legal Reserves Needed Amid Wave of Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson won’t set aside any legal reserves for the more than 100,000 lawsuits it faces across its portfolio of drugs, consumer products and medical devices, saying it expects to fight and win many of the claims. The company …

J&J Faces 100,000 More Damage Claims After Taking $8 Billion Hit

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the …