Children's liquid cold, allergy medicine recalled

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    WASHINGTON – More than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications are being recalled in the United States and 11 other countries because they don't meet quality standards.


    McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the recall for children's versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl after consulting with the Food and Drug Administration.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100501/ap_on_bi_ge/us_children_s_medicine_recall
     
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  3. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Here's more;

    The company is recalling the products because some did not meet required quality standards, the company said in a statement Friday. Some of the products recalled may have a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified on the bottle. Others may contain particles, while still others may contain inactive ingredients that do not meet internal testing requirements.

    The company is advising consumers to stop giving the products to their children as a precautionary measure. The recall was not undertaken because of any adverse effects, the company said.

    The medicines were made and distributed in the United States, and exported to Canada, the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait.

    Details, including NDC numbers, are available by telephone at 1-888-222-6036 1-888-222-6036 or on the Web.
     
  4. Angels_Not_Forgotten

    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    :( wow. Another tylenol recall...and this time we're lucky enough (please read that sarcastically) to have a bottle. Oddly enough, my son has only had two teaspoons and he was sick on his stomach. Might have been from his coughing...but when we gave him the other meds later, no issue.
     
  5. Pocono Sleuther

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    What is going on with all these med recalls lately? Now we have to be afraid to take nearly anything. :(
     
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    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    Right on Pocono Sleuther! I've had a toothache for a couple of day's. Haven't even taken anything basic. Just scared to anymore :(
     
  7. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    It appears there are serious problems at the J&J plant.

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The quality and safety violations that led to the shutdown of a Tylenol plant were extremely serious, and could lead to tough action by regulators on drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

    "It's absolutely shocking," said David Lebo, a professor of pharmaceutical manufacturing at Temple University in Philadelphia, referring to the Food and Drug Administration's May 6 inspection report on the facility in Fort Washington, Penn., operated by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division.


    "This inspection report is pretty close to being the worst I've seen. It suggests that basically the FDA found an issue with almost every system at the plant," said Lebo, who had previously worked for Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical sourcing group in 2002. Lebo said he left that job after nine months because the work required too much travel.

    On May 1, McNeil recalled some 50 children's versions of non-prescription drugs, including Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500) has suspended production at the plant.
     
  8. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    Are any of the off brand children's medicine made in the J&J plant?
     

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