Previously, we began discussing the skepticism among some physicians and medical researchers regarding the connection between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. As we noted, many of those who are skeptical cite lack of evidence for the connection. There are some studies, however, that do provide some evidence, though opponents usually try to undermine these studies by blaming bias on the part of the women reporting the extent of talcum use.
Johnson & Johnson is one of the companies that is currently facing a truckload of litigation over its talc-containing products. As of the beginning of last November, there were around 1,700 state and federal lawsuits on the issue. The company, however, denies that its talc-containing products can cause ovarian cancer and plans to appeal several major jury verdicts in favor of plaintiffs.