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J&J States Indian Drug Authorities Visited Its Facilities To Take Talc Samples

Quoting an industry source with knowledge of the matter, Reuters reported earlier in the day that drug inspectors had taken samples of Baby Powder from its Baddi factory in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Indian drug authorities visited some of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) facilities on Wednesday (19) and took “tests and samples” of its talcum powder, the company said in a statement. The visits came as regulators in India launched an investigation into J&J’s Baby Powder following a Reuters report last week that the firm knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos could be found 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 (FDAs). “Today, a few of our facilities were visited…

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