Friday, July 9, 2021 - When last I wrote about the upcoming Johnson‘s Baby Powder - ovarian cancer trials that will be bellwethers for those who follow, the focus was on Dr. Jacqueline Moline, a board-certified physician specializing in occupational and environmental medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health. Dr. Moline has published extensively about her research into talcum powder asbestos contamination and the hazards to a user that could result. Dr. Moline‘s focus was on the ways asbestos in talc could cause mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer of the lining of the lungs. Other doctors have been influenced to research because tens of thousands of lawsuits have been registered that allege that using Johnson‘s Baby Powder caused ovarian cancer. Experts on the subject of talc and asbestos were interviewed during formal hearings presided by a judge in New Jersey intending to weed out so-called experts whose testimony could be inaccurate or inflammatory to a jury. According to Med Truth.com (MT), "A Daubert hearing is designed to allow courts to screen expert witnesses and prevent ‘junk science‘ from entering proceedings. In the Johnson & Johnson Daubert hearing, the opinion admitted experts with different interpretations of similar data." Visit talcum powder cancer lawsuit to learn more.
Daubert hearings conducted in 2019 interviewed expert witnesses that had testified before Judge Freda Wolfson who presides over the more than 30,000 baby powder, ovarian cancer cases against Johnson and Johnson in multidistrict litigation (MDL). Most of these plaintiffs claim that using Johnson‘s Baby Powder on their genital region over time caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The link between talc or asbestos causing ovarian cancer has been challenged, and some studies suggest and that no connection has been proven. Interestingly, expert witness testimony was given at a recent congressional hearing by Dr. Anne McTiernan who holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology and a medical degree. Dr. McTiernan practices medicine at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, according to MT. Dr. McTiernan conducts, "epidemiologic research identifying risk factors for breast and ovarian cancer in women, and studies prevention methods to reduce population and other markers of cancer risk." CNN has reported on Dr. McTiernan‘s testimony, and Youtube.com has a video of the hearing in its entirety, one of the more informative videos produced on the pure science underlying the thousands of Johnson‘s Baby Powder ovarian cancer allegations. Cnn reports that Dr. Anne McTiernan said she believes that "increasing the amount of exposure to talcum powder products in the genital area resulted in an increased risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer." Scientists in the past have conducted biopsies on the cancerous ovarian tissues from women who died from the disease and found particles of talc in them. Talc contains numerous dangerous elongated fibers that become permanently trapped in the dead-end of the female reproductive system and cause sufficient irritation and oxidative stress over the years that lead to cancer.