Doctors have found a small, statistically significant link between women's talcum-powder use and ovarian cancer, but the jury still is out on whether cosmetic products containing the ingredient actually can cause harm, these experts said. Dr. Paolo Boffetta, associate director for cancer prevention at The Tisch Cancer Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, reported his team's finding in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. "Overall, it is about a 20 percent higher risk for
A multi-district litigation in Louisiana currently holds over 14,000 Xarelto lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. This figure does not include another 1,000 lawsuits that are currently pending in a mass tort program in Pennsylvania. Four Xarelto trials are scheduled to begin in March 2017. The companies could potentially face an even larger payout to plaintiffs based on the outcomes of these trials.