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Drug regulator to test samples of J&J baby powder over asbestos claims

The report quoted an official source as saying that a team of 100 drug inspectors had been assigned to examine different manufacturing facilities, wholesalers and distributors

Aditya Kalra | Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

India's drug regulator will on Wednesday seize samples of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for testing, local media said, following a Reuters report that the company knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in the product. The Times of India quoted an official source as saying that a team of 100 drug inspectors had been assigned to examine different manufacturing facilities, wholesalers and distributors, starting early Wednesday. "Samples of all brands of the powder will be collected and sent for testing," the unnamed official told the ...

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 11:25 IST
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