J&J regrets paying for study that injected incarcerated Black men with asbestos — report
Newly unsealed court documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson paid for a study that injected 10 incarcerated Black men with asbestos, as part of the company’s early talcum powder trials, according to a new report in Bloomberg News.
While news of the 50-year-old study itself isn’t new, as it first came to light decades ago, J&J’s involvement in the hundreds of experiments conducted by a UPenn dermatologist Albert Kligman over two decades at Holmesburg Prison in Pennsylvania is new, and will likely make a serious dent in the Big Pharma’s reputation.
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