U.S. health authorities the CDC and the FDA have given Johnson & Johnson the okay to resume its blood clot plagued Covid vaccine.
Would you want to be vaccinated or allow your children to be vaccinated by a Big Pharma company that knowingly sold asbestos-laced talcum powder to women with babies?
In the baby powder case Johnson & Johnson “knew the damage their product caused and knowingly targeted women and babies,” a judge ruled.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the pharmaceutical giant’s plea to worm out of paying $2-billion in damages for selling baby powder containing talc that caused ovarian cancer in women.
The “defendants knew of the presence of asbestos in products that they knowingly targeted for sale to mothers and babies,” a civil court judge wrote in his decision last year. “They knew of the damage their products caused, and misrepresented the safety of these products for decades.”
Now, Johnson & Johnson and other Big Pharma companies are making fortunes on potentially dangerous Covid vaccines that have never been fully tested.
A St. Louis Circuit Court jury originally awarded $4.7-billion to 22 women who used J&J talc products and developed ovarian cancer. The amount was reduced to $2.1-billion on appeal — a mere 2.4 percent of the New Jersey company’s $84-billion revenue.
The lawsuit was one of many filed on behalf of thousands of women who said J&J’s talc-based products like baby powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. Other suits have said that the products caused mesothelioma.
An investigation in 2018 by Reuters found that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that there was asbestos in its baby powder. Last year the company stopped selling its baby powder in the U.S. and Canada.