Cornwall ON – People talk about issues with generic drugs and preference to name brand drugs, but what happens when a drug company has repeated recalls?
Johnson & Johnson, makers of brands such as Tylenol have been hit hard in 2010. The latest impacting their McNeil Consumer Healthcare products.
LINK 1 “…is voluntarily recalling, at the wholesale level, certain lots of TYLENOL® 8 Hour, TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain, and TYLENOL® upper respiratory products, and certain lots of BENADRYL®, SUDAFED PE®, and SINUTAB® products distributed in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil. These products were manufactured at the McNeil plant in Fort Washington, PA prior to April 2010, when production at the facility was suspended.”
LINK 2 Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed SE, Sinutab, Rolaids, click link to see full list as it’s lengthy.
Frankly it’s just plain scary, and perhaps much more needs to be done to protect consumers although if recalls are happening at least we know what’s going on.