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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