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Lawsuit: J&J Marketed Talcum Powder to Black Women

August 2, 2021

Source: The Root

The National Council of Negro Women is suing Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company specifically marketed its talcum-based powder products to Black women without warning them of their alleged link to cancer.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and personal injury attorney Paul Napoli filed the complaint on behalf of the organization, which advocates for “women of African descent, their families and their communities.” According to the complaint the group has a “large portion” of members who may have developed cancer after using the pharmaceutical company’s powder products. The NCNW is concerned that many more of its members may develop ovarian cancer in the future.


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