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Friday, December 14, 2018

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos, Reuters said in a report that drove the company's shares down by more than 11 percent Friday.

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Johnson & Johnson released a statement refuting the aricle:

"The Reuters article is one-sided, false, and inflammatory. Johnson & Johnson's baby powder is safe and asbestos-free. Studies of more than 100,000 men and women show that talc does not cause cancer or asbestos-related disease. Thousands of independent tests by regulators and the world's leading labs prove our baby powder has never contained asbestos. Johnson & Johnson will continue to defend the safety of our product."

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They sold this for use on babies....

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-14 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I blame the parents

---- muckstaing

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-12-14 11:47 AM | Reply

Reuters report

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-14 12:02 PM | Reply

Plain corn starch.

#4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-12-14 12:59 PM | Reply

#4 I'll testify to that

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-14 01:09 PM | Reply

But it was their famous No More Tumors formula.

#6 | Posted by Spork at 2018-12-14 04:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Meanwhile the republican party continues their anti regulation propaganda campaign, as if corporations will do the right thing for people and the planet without being forced to.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-14 06:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If true, they need to have their ---es sued off.
----, this stuff was applied to my own --- when I was a baby.
My momma done told me.

#8 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-12-14 07:45 PM | Reply

If true, they need to have their ---es sued off.
----, this stuff was applied to my own --- when I was a baby.
My momma done told me.

POSTED BY WOE_IS_W AT 2018-12-14 07:45 PM | REPLY

Relax sweetie. It probably prevented your diaper from being set a flame due to your diaper rash.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-14 07:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

----, this stuff was applied to my own ---

The logic of that statement is amusing.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-14 08:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Just in case your ass on fire
Apply asbestos-laden baby powder to your desire.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-12-14 08:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

10: thanks

#12 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-12-14 08:36 PM | Reply

9: I've no doubt I had plenty of diaper rash. The cure for that was Desitin. www.desitin.com
So did my own kids, and I can assure you, my wife and I put plenty of this stuff on their asses as well.

#13 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-12-14 08:41 PM | Reply

Why?!

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-12-14 09:20 PM | Reply

There are talc mines?!

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-12-14 09:31 PM | Reply

----, this stuff was applied to my own ---

Way to trash a joke, censor --------.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-14 10:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sooooo.... you want me to trust big pharma and get a flu shot?

You have got to be kiddin me...

hell you can't even sue them, even if it has asbestos or rat poison in it...

#17 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-12-15 11:22 AM | Reply

The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Larkin Smith (1809).

#18 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-12-15 12:07 PM | Reply

Clearly more deregulation is needed. This is most likely the result of government intrusion into the market.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-16 08:51 AM | Reply

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