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Johnson & Johnson baby powder Johnson & Johnson baby powder is arranged for a photograph in New York. It’s unusual for J&J, which is facing thousands of talc-related damage lawsuits, to resolve them during or before trial. (Photo: Scott Eells)

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) reached a confidential settlement resolving an Oklahoma lawsuit alleging its iconic baby powder caused a 77-year-old woman to develop a rare cancer connected to asbestos exposure.

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