“Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?”

      Yes, said a jury in Los Angeles where a terminally ill 63-year old woman was awarded $417-million from Johnson & Johnson. The company says it will appeal the verdict, which is the latest of several such cases that Johnson & Johnson has lost recently.
     This all began with the work in the early 1980’s of Harvard University researcher Daniel Cramer, M.D. who reported an increased risk of ovarian cancer among regular users of talcum powder, and advised Johnson & Johnson to put a warning on the product. Cramer has since become a expert witness in cases against the company.
      Independent research has not been conclusive on the issue, and the FDA has declined to order warning labels on the product.

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