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Chad Terhune

Government experts urge new talc testing standards amid asbestos worries

11 Jan 2020

An expert panel formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed asbestos testing standards for cosmetics that reject long-held industry positions and reflect those of public health authorities and experts for thousands of plaintiffs who allege contaminated talc products caused their cancers.

U.S. watchdog finds $6.7 billion in questionable Medicare payments to insurers

12 Dec 2019

A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result.

Special Report: Powder Keg - FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

04 Dec 2019

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics.

Special Report: Powder Keg - FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

03 Dec 2019

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics.

SPECIAL REPORT-Powder Keg: FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

03 Dec 2019

Dec 3 At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics.

Exclusive: J&J's own expert, working for FDA, found asbestos in Baby Powder

30 Oct 2019

Ever since Johnson & Johnson disclosed this month that a government test had turned up asbestos in its Baby Powder, the company has attacked the validity of the result.

Exclusive: J&J's own expert, working for FDA, found asbestos in Baby Powder

30 Oct 2019

Ever since Johnson & Johnson disclosed this month that a government test had turned up asbestos in its Baby Powder, the company has attacked the validity of the result.

J&J CEO testified Baby Powder was safe 13 days before FDA bombshell

26 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. | Video

Oklahoma hospital used dirty gastroscopes on almost 1,000 patients; no infections reported

31 Aug 2019

An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month, putting the patients at risk of exposure to bacteria that can cause infections.

FDA finds asbestos in three Claire's cosmetics products

07 Mar 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire's Stores Inc because they tested positive for asbestos, a known carcinogen.

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