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Here is Johnson & Johnson’s statement regarding their appeal:

Johnson & Johnson to Appeal Jury Verdict in Cosmetic Talc Trial

May 2, 2016 – Johnson & Johnson will begin the appeals process after a jury in the Judicial Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis in Missouri returned a verdict today in favor of the plaintiff in a trial involving cosmetic talc.

Statement from Carol Goodrich, spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson Consumer:

“Unfortunately, the jury’s decision goes against 30 years of studies by medical experts around the world that continue to support the safety of cosmetic talc. We understand that women and families affected by ovarian cancer are searching for answers, and we deeply sympathize with all who have been affected by this devastating disease with no known cause. Johnson & Johnson has always taken questions about the safety of our products extremely seriously. Multiple scientific and regulatory reviews have determined that talc is safe for use in cosmetic products and the labeling on Johnson’s Baby Powder is appropriate. For over 100 years, Johnson & Johnson has provided consumers with a safe choice for cosmetic powder products and we will continue to work hard to exceed consumer expectations and evolving product preferences.”

We will appeal the recent verdict and continue to defend the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.

For additional information on cosmetic talc, please visit this website.

Media Contact Information
Carol Goodrich
973-615-4057
CGood2@its.jnj.com

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