J&J's own expert, working for FDA, found asbestos in Baby Powder
(Reuters) - Ever since Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) disclosed this month that a government test had turned up asbestos in its Baby Powder, the company has attacked the validity of the result.
On Tuesday, for example, J&J announced that other labs it hired ultimately found no asbestos in samples from the bottle tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or from the same production lot.
In challenging the FDA’s finding, however, the healthcare giant is casting doubt on one of its own experts.
The private Maryland lab that found asbestos in Baby Powder under a contract with the FDA is run by a paid expert witness for J&J.
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