Statement from Margarida Jorge, campaign director for Lower Drug Prices Now on the news that Johnson & Johnson is trying to back out of their talc verdict:
It’s appalling, but not surprising, that Johnson & Johnson is trying to get the conservative justices on the Supreme Court to let them off the hook. This is a company that knowingly and intentionally targeted African American women with a carcinogenic product that resulted in the development of life-threatening ovarian cancer.
Drug corporations have been permitted to operate for too long without accountability for putting their greed ahead of patients and customers’ health. It’s past time for Congress to step in and hold these corporations accountable for time and time again prioritizing their profits even when average Americans are harmed by their decisions.