Johnson & Johnson News

Drug Makers’ Opioid Liability Tied to Untested Legal Theory

Determining who foots the bill for America’s growing opioid epidemic may depend on how well the state of Oklahoma deploys a high-risk legal strategy next week against Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. At least 42 states and …

Johnson & Johnson Loses $25 Million Talc Verdict in New York

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay at least $25 million to a woman who said she contracted a rare asbestos-related cancer through decades of daily use of J&J’s Baby Powder or its other talc product, Shower to Shower. The …

J&J’s Talc Defense Gets Harder After Cases Kept in State Courts

Johnson & Johnson failed to get 2,400 state-court cancer lawsuits tied to its baby powder immediately transferred to a federal court in Delaware, where it could forge a single defense strategy. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika in Wilmington dismissed J&J’s …

J&J Said to Pay About $1 Billion to Settle Metal-Hip Suits

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay about $1 billion to resolve most lawsuits claiming it sold defective metal-on-metal hips that ultimately had to be removed, according to people with knowledge of the matter. With the agreement, J&J has now resolved …

J&J Tries to Use Supplier’s Bankruptcy to Gather Talc Suits

Johnson & Johnson wants a federal judge to take over more than 2,000 baby-powder lawsuits it faces instead of allowing the cases to be heard by state-court juries, where the company has a mixed record. The world’s largest maker of …

Amid Talc Safety Worries, J&J Aimed Ads at Minority, Overweight Women

LOS ANGELES — Pressure was mounting on Johnson & Johnson and its signature Baby Powder. In 2006, an arm of the World Health Organization began classifying cosmetic talc such as Baby Powder as “possibly carcinogenic” when women used it as …

Johnson & Johnson Wins Trial Over California Talc-Cancer Claim

Johnson & Johnson won the latest trial over claims its iconic baby powder can cause cancer, as a jury in Long Beach, California, rejected a lawsuit brought by a 65-year-old retired teacher who claimed the product was contaminated with asbestos. …

Opioid Crisis ‘Kingpin’ Is Oklahoma’s New Target in Lawsuit

About the photo: Opium poppy plants in a field in Tasmania, Australia. Oklahoma is claiming that as the prior owner of poppy fields in Tasmania, Johnson & Johnson “acted as a ringleader” in a scheme to flood the state with …

Sackler Family Sued by New York Over Opioid `Catastrophe’

Purdue Pharma LP and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, were sued by New York state for triggering an addiction epidemic with their marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller, just two days after they agreed to pay $270 million to settle …

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 …