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J&J says talc powder in India safe, drug regulators visited plants

Regulators in India launch an investigation into Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder following report that the firm knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in the product.

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Johnson and Johnson said on Wednesday that Indian drugs authorities visited some of its facilities and it provided them with "tests and samples" of its talcum powder. The visits come as the regulators in India launch an investigation into the company's Baby Powder following a Reuters report last Friday that the firm knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in the product. The company told Reuters in a statement that the facilities were visited by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and some state-based food and drug administrations ...

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 16:04 IST
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