"We encourage Americans to enroll in the vaccine trial," President Donald Trump said during a Thursday press conference.
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday its pharmaceutical development team will begin testing a possible COVID-19 vaccine on humans in July.
In nearly a dozen cases reviewed by Newsweek, drug firms that flooded the U.S. with deadly painkillers over the years have clauses in their settlements that absolve them from saying they did anything wrong.
Stock in the company went down following its recall of "a single lot" of baby powder after tests revealed minute amounts of chrysotile asbestos.
Multiple claims have been made against the company's talc.
A claims the company's talc-powder products caused her ovarian cancer, and in February a jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer.
A woman who used Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene for more than 35 years was diagnosed three years ago with ovarian cancer.
The company that used to be Google Life Sciences is partnering with Johnson & Johnson.