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Healthcare Giant Ordered to Pay $72 Million Over Links to Ovarian Cancer

Healthcare Giant Ordered to Pay $72 Million Over Links to Ovarian Cancer

Common Dreams

Andrea Germanos

Feb. 24, 2016

“Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to decades of use of the company’s baby powder and Shower to Shower body powder, a Missouri jury said late Monday.”

“It’s a case that exemplifies, according to Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research at advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth, the “great extent that industry will go” to sell their product even in the face of evidence of the harm it causes.”

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