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Kentucky to receive $9 million in settlement with Johnson & Johnson 

Jun 12, 2024 | 9:58 am ET
By Sarah Ladd
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Kentucky is set to receive more than $9 million over the next four years following a national settlement with Johnson & Johnson. (Getty Images)

Kentucky is set to receive more than $9 million over the next four years following a national settlement with Johnson & Johnson over products containing talc, the attorney general’s office announced Wednesday. 

The company agreed to pay out $700 million after Kentucky — along with 42 other states and Washington D.C. — investigated the company for an alleged connection between baby and other powder products and cancer. 

J&J hasn’t admitted to wrongdoing, Reuters reported, but will stop selling the products of concern. As part of its settlement, Kentucky is set to receive $9,381,168.34 over the next four years. That’s about $2.3 million a year. 

“Our Office works diligently to protect Kentucky families from potentially dangerous products,” Attorney General Russell Coleman said in a statement. “The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection helps Kentuckians rest assured when they go to the store, they find safe and reliable products for their family.”

Kentucky’s portion of the settlement will go into the state’s general fund, which the General Assembly can then appropriate, an AG spokesman said.