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Government may take criminal action against Johnson & Johnson over violations in manufacturing and quality control practices that led to last month's massive recall of over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicines
Thursday, May 27, 2010
* Buinessweek.com brings us this troubling report today and it starts off like this... Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturing lapses, which caused 40 types of children’s drugs to be pulled from store shelves this month, date to 2008 when there was a “phantom recall” of the painkiller Motrin, a lawmaker said... Consultants to J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit tried in August 2008 to retrieve large quantities of 88,000 packages of Motrin from stores without notifying regulators, Representative Edolphus Towns said today at a hearing...
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J&J ‘Phantom Recall’ Shows Motrin Troubles Go Back
* New York Times has the following report on this Johnson & Johnson mess posted up on their website today and itsStarts off like this... The Johnson & Johnson business unit that recalled millions of liquid children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines last month may face criminal penalties, product seizures or other sanctions, an official from the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday... The agency is considering further actions against McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the Johnson & Johnson unit, after a pattern of violations in manufacturing and quality control practices led to a number of recent recalls, Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the F.D.A.’s principal deputy commissioner said at a Congressional hearing Thursday... On April 30, McNeil voluntarily recalled more than 136 million bottles of liquid pediatric Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec because they may have contained too much of the active drug ingredient, metal specks or inactive ingredients that failed testing requirements, the agency said...
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F.D.A. Considers Further Penalties in Drug Recall
* ABCNews.com reports the story this way...
Children's Tylenol Recall: Did 'Culture of Mediocrity' at McNeil Labs Affect Children's Medicines?
I found the following recall information today by going to the Johnson & Johnson website and checking out Featured Stories.
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