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Johnson & Johnson signs $1 billion deal with US to supply experimental Covid drug

The deal comes after a study showed Johnson & Johnson’s candidate vaccine generated strong antibody response in primates and provided protection with a single dose.
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J&J’s experimental vaccine protects monkeys from Covid with single shot, reveals study

All animals that were exposed to the pandemic-causing pathogen 6 weeks after the injection were immune except one, who showed low levels of the virus.
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J&J is in talks with EU, Japan, Gates Foundation to secure and price its Covid vaccine

J&J announced in June that it had accelerated vaccine trials with ambitions of launching human studies in mid-July. The company will dose its first patients on 22 July in Belgium.
A new investigation has alleged that Johnson & Johnson was aware that its talc powders, contained cancer-causing asbestos

Johnson & Johnson stops selling baby powder in US, Canada after multiple lawsuits

The healthcare giant has faced lawsuits accusing it of hiding the cancer risks tied its talc-based version of baby powder since 2014.
A new investigation has alleged that Johnson & Johnson was aware that its talc powders, contained cancer-causing asbestos

Study finds baby powder not likely a risk for ovarian cancer

The US-govt-sponsored study may help Johnson & Johnson's fight against 17,000 lawsuits contending that talc-based personal hygiene products cause ovarian cancer in women.
A new investigation has alleged that Johnson & Johnson was aware that its talc powders, contained cancer-causing asbestos

J&J says no asbestos found in baby powder, disputing FDA test

The company suggested that contamination of a lab, which it recreated in several of its own third-party tests, could have caused the FDA’s positive result.
A new investigation has alleged that Johnson & Johnson was aware that its talc powders, contained cancer-causing asbestos

India to re-test Johnson & Johnson baby powder samples, after firm recalls batch in US

Last week, US Food and Drug Administration issued an alert that a particular lot of J&J’s baby powder had tested positive for asbestos — a carcinogen.
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Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder batch in US after tests find cancer-causing asbestos

J&J has been under scanner for long, but this is the first time FDA has announced a finding of asbestos. Recent lab tests in India had found the product fit.
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Govt says J&J baby shampoo safe, months after it was flagged for cancer-causing substance

The Rajasthan FDA in March had claimed that two batches of J&J baby shampoo were found contaminated with formaldehyde, a carcinogen.
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Johnson & Johnson directed to pay Rs 25 lakh each to 67 patients for faulty hip implants

The Delhi High Court said it hadn't examined the controversy so this payment won't limit patients from seeking further compensation.

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Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.

Farmers give Mahindra, and perhaps even Modi govt, some hope as equipment sales go up

The increase in sales point to some sign of life in rural India, and could be an encouraging sign for PM Narendra Modi as the govt prises the economy open again.

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China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?