In brief: J&J ordered to pay $4.7bn in talc case

In brief: J&J ordered to pay $4.7bn in talc case
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Johnson and Johnson, the US consumer goods and pharmaceutical giant, has been ordered to pay $4.7 billion in damages to twenty-two women alleged to have developed ovarian cancer after using its talc products.

This comes as the company wrangles with around 9,000 legal cases involving its baby powder product.

Of the aforementioned women, six have died from ovarian cancer.

The company said it plans to appeal.