Indian regulator orders J&J to stop using raw material to make Baby Powder in India
Friday, 21 December 2018 India's drugs regulator has ordered Johnson & Johnson to stop manufacturing its Baby Powder using raw materials in two of its Indian factories until test results prove they are free of asbestos, a senior official said on Thursday.
Indian drug authorities have visited some of Johnson & Johnson’s facilities and took “tests and samples” of its talcum powder. This comes after a Reuters report, which revealed the firm knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos could be found in the product. Grace Lee reports.