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Report On Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Under Consideration: Indian Regulator

K Bangarurajan, a senior official at the CDSCO, told Reuters powder samples were tested earlier but nothing wrong was found in them (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s federal drug regulator said on Tuesday (18) a Reuters report that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its baby powder was “under consideration”. A spokeswoman for the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) told Reuters it was too early to say if a formal investigation would be launched into the baby powder that is ubiquitous in many Indian homes, a potential market of 1.3 billion people. K Bangarurajan, a senior official at the CDSCO, told Reuters powder samples were tested earlier but nothing wrong was found in them. “We tested samples in 2016,…

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