Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder In The US And Canada After Cancer lawsuits
11The decline in demand and sales
Since the 2018 lawsuits, there has been a decline in demand and sales of Johnson & Johnson products in the US and even in Canada. There was research also done to show the link between the product and the risk of the user developing cancer. The constant lack of sales in 2019 caused the company to make a big move in 2020.
12The final decision
In May 2020 the company decided to finally stop the sale of its talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada. This was after the landslide of lawsuits and low demand for their products. However, the company did say that it will continue to sell its products in other markets across the globe. The only sale of Johnson & Johnson products currently in the US and Canada will be the remaining stock.
13The legacy of the company
The company was founded in 1886 and since has been developing medical devices, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods. They have constantly been ranked on the list of the world’s most valuable companies. But these lawsuits have dealt a vicious blow to the company’s reputation.
14They have denied the allegations
According to the heads of the company, they have denied allegations that the powder is responsible for health problems. They have blamed the misinformation around the safety of their products as the cause of low sale numbers. Right now the company is focusing on its sales in different parts of the world.
15More than meets the eye
This story of one of the most beloved brands that make children related products hiding the truth from people is an eye-opener. Asbestos is known to occur naturally underground near talc. But, it becomes a problem when it breaks down and lodges in the lung tissue. This can cause diseases including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.