A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary agreed to plead guilty late Tuesday to federal criminal charges of selling liquid drugs for children contaminated with metals.
It comes as no surprise that yet another drug company pleads guilty today to criminal charges, but were a bit shocked they only have to pay a mere $25 million for the irreversible damage they have done.
The contaminated drugs (some listed below) were given to infants, kids and adults. From the Reuters piece just out:
There were far-reaching multiple recalls… involving hundreds of millions of bottles and packages of consumer brands such as Tylenol, Motrin, Rolaids, Benadryl and other products due to faulty manufacturing. The recalls kept widely used products such as Childrens Tylenol off pharmacy shelves and seriously tarnished J&Js once-sterling reputation.
AOL (of all sites) did an article (with video click it to see) that I suggest everyone watch. It shows former NY Times Investigative Journalist doing a press conferences calling out the constipated FDA. We are so pleased that AOL was brave enough to post it. From the piece:
A manufacturer of over-the-counter infants and childrens liquid medications has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold products that contained metal particles.
Court documents unsealed Tuesday say McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, will acknowledge selling adulterated bottles of Infants and Childrens Tylenol and Childrens Motrin. The company agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case.
Court documents say metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium, were introduced during the manufacturing process. Prosecutors said McNeil failed to take immediate steps to fix the problem. Read further
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