US government probes talc safety as ruling expands corporate liability

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

Cancer sufferer awarded damages from J&J while US Food & Drug Administration establish research to clarify the relation between talc and ovarian cancer. Initially named on the same lawsuit, Imerys dropped from the case and US talc mining association said to be unaffected by ruling.

A US federal government review has been ordered into the potential link between talc and ovarian cancer following an "influx of adverse event reports". 
In August, a jury in the Los Angeles Superior Court ordered personal care product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $417m to Eva Echeverria, who...

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