U.S. House Panel Seeks J&J Documents on Baby Powder Bankruptcy Plans

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July 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional panel has asked Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) to provide it all documents related to the company’s plans to put its talc liabilities into bankruptcy, according to a letter sent on Wednesday and seen by Reuters. Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform’s […]

J&J Exploring Putting Talc Liabilities Into Bankruptcy

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July 18 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection, according to seven people familiar with the matter. During settlement discussions, one of the healthcare conglomerate’s attorneys has told plaintiffs’ lawyers that J&J could pursue the […]

J&J Win In Asbestos-Talc Case Meets Skeptical Appeals Panel

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By Hannah Albarazi A California appellate panel appeared skeptical Tuesday of Johnson & Johnson‘s summary judgment win in an asbestos-talc case, questioning the trial judge’s decision to preclude plaintiffs’ experts’ reliance on third-party testing finding asbestos in consumer talc and pressing J&J to explain its “magical” process for filtering out asbestos particles. All three judges on the […]

Miss. Supreme Court Affirms Order Rejecting J&J’s Challenges to AG’s Lawsuit Over Talcum Powder Labeling

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JACKSON, Miss. –– Mississippi’s highest court will allow the state’s lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for alleged mislabeling of talcum powder products to proceed, concluding that the underlying claims are neither preempted nor excluded under the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act. In the April 1 opinion, the Mississippi Supreme Court concluded that “the Food and Drug […]

Blacks, Asians at Higher Risk for Allopurinol-Related Skin Reactions

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By Deborah Levenson Be careful when prescribing allo¬purinol to black and Asian gout patients, a study newly advises. Black and Asian patients who take this ubiquitous, more-than-40-year-old medication are at much higher risk of certain serious skin reactions than are Caucasians or Hispanics. Compared with Caucasians, blacks who take allopurinol to lower blood urate levels […]