Containers of Johnson & Johnson baby powder on a chemist’s shelf. Photo: Reuters

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$4.7 billion over claims of cancer-causing asbestos in its talcum powder

The ruling, including US$4.1 billion in punitive damages, is the sixth-largest jury verdict in a product-defect claim in US history, and caused the company’s shares to drop

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Containers of Johnson & Johnson baby powder on a chemist’s shelf. Photo: Reuters
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