Johnson and Johnson News

J&J Settles West Virginia Opioid Litigation for $99M

Johnson & Johnson said on Monday it agreed to pay $99 million to settle claims by West Virginia that it helped fuel an opioid addiction crisis in the state, removing the company from an ongoing trial that began earlier this …

Johnson & Johnson Can’t Block Lawsuit Claiming It Lied About Asbestos in Talc

Johnson & Johnson can’t use its baby powder bankruptcy to prevent a lawsuit that accuses the company of hiding evidence that its industrial talc operation exposed workers to the toxic material asbestos, a federal judge ruled. The judge overseeing the …

J&J, Distributors Finalize $26B Landmark Opioid Settlement

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors finalized nationwide settlements over their role in the opioid addiction crisis Friday, an announcement that clears the way for $26 billion to flow to nearly every state and local …

Judge Greenlights J&J Strategy to Resolve Talc Lawsuits in Bankruptcy Court

Johnson & Johnson can use the bankruptcy system to resolve multibillion-dollar litigation claiming its talc products cause cancer, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, signing off on a legal maneuver that enables the company to avoid fighting more than 38,000 …

J&J Starts Trial on Bankruptcy Case Under Attack by Congress

The controversial Johnson & Johnson bankruptcy strategy that’s drawn the ire of Congress faces a fresh trial this week, with the consumer products giant arguing that settling billions of dollars of talc liabilities in a single case is better for …

Nevada to Join $26B Opioid Settlement With Drug Distributors, J&J

Nevada has agreed to back a proposed nationwide settlement worth up to $26 billion resolving lawsuits against three large drug distributors and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday. …

Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S. and Canada

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, making the decision after a consumer products “portfolio reassessment related to COVID-19.” The U.S. healthcare conglomerate said it …

J&J Ordered by Jury to Pay $9 Million in Talc-Cancer Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Florida jury to pay $9 million to an 82-year-old woman who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for her cancer, the latest court loss for the company in U.S. litigation over its iconic baby powder. Jurors …

FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Testing for Asbestos In Talc

SILVER SPRING, Md., — For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. Regulators are taking a closer look after finding …

J&J Ordered to Pay $344 Million Over Vaginal-Mesh Marketing

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $344 million for misrepresenting the risks of vaginal-mesh implants to consumers in California, the first state to bring its claim against the company to trial after thousands of U.S. women sued and some …