J&J Subpoenaed Over Claims Of Asbestos In Baby Powder

By Mike LaSusa (February 20, 2019, 11:04 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson is cooperating with government probes in which the pharmaceutical giant has been asked to turn over documents related to allegations that some of its baby powder products were contaminated with asbestos, the company said Wednesday in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Senate health committee, have all sent J&J "preliminary inquiries and subpoenas" seeking records related to the asbestos allegations, J&J said in the filing.

The New Jersey-based corporation said it "is cooperating with these inquiries and will be producing documents...

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