J&J Failed to Safeguard Children’s Tylenol From Contamination

J&J Failed to Safeguard Children’s Tylenol From Contamination
J&J Failed to Safeguard Children’s Tylenol From Contamination

Johnson & Johnson may have used bacteria-tainted materials in making more than 40 types of children’s pain and allergy medicines recalled last week, U.S. regulators said.

“You’ve got a company that’s considered one of the premier companies, that’s spent something like 100 years building its reputation,” Les Funtleyder, an analyst with Miller Tabak & Co., said yesterday in an interview. “This is the kind of thing that can hurt that.”
J&J, the world’s largest health products company, said it suspended production at the Pennsylvania plant on April 30 when it announced the recall. The company said again in a statement yesterday that it won’t resume operations until corrective actions have been taken in consultation with the FDA.

J&J to Pay $81 Million, End Federal Cases on Topamax


Two units of Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $81 million to resolve criminal and civil claims over illegal promotion of the epilepsy drug Topamax, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Under the plea agreement, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical will admit that from 2001 to 2003 it promoted Topamax “for certain uses not approved” by the FDA, according to a statement by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen.

“I found it outrageous that Ortho-McNeil would try to pay doctors to influence them to prescribe a drug for uses that clearly endangered patients’ health,” Spivack said in the statement. “Doctors need impartial and accurate information to make decisions on the best treatment for their patients, but that’s not what Ortho-McNeil provided.”

What on Earth is going on with this company? I will NEVER buy their products again.

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