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Johnson & Johnson defends itself in trial over baby powder asbestos claims


By Tina Bellon(Reuters) - A trial for a lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder was responsible for the death of a woman due to her exposure to cancer-causing asbestos began in South Carolina on Monday in the latest case against the healthcare conglomerate and a supplier over their talc-based products.J&J said that its widely-used baby powder never contained asbestos, a known carcinogen linked to mesothelioma.The case also names as a defendant a local unit of Rite Aid , one of the largest U.S. drugstore chains, which allegedly sold the baby powder used by the woman.The case ...

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 03:59 IST