FDA Launches Further Probe On Tylenol Products

May 18th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
childNew York, May 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it is conducting further investigations on the recall of certain drugs by Jonson and Jonson. One of the manufacturing divisions of the Jonson and Jonson had recently recalled many of its products making use of the Tylenol drug in the manufacturing stage. After the occurrence of this incident on the 1st of May, the FDA had ordered a probe on the 6th of this month in every Jonson and Jonson manufacturing site across Washington.

The most recent investigation by the FDA on this regard has been launched to determine whether malpractices are being adopted in every manufacturing plant of Jonson and Jonson in the country or not. The FDA also plans to advise the different units of Jonson and Jonson to adopt different security measures while manufacturing the non-prescription drugs of the company and also improve on the standard of production process in the different units of the company.

On the 1st of May, Johnson and Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit had recalled 50 of their non-prescription drugs for children. Some of the drugs among them were Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl. While the 6th May investigation had asked for an explanation from only the Washington unit of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, this time the FDA wants an explanation from every manufacturing plant of the company. Considering that the products are manufactured for use by children, it had to be immediately recalled from the market. McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit too has agreed to cooperate with the FDA in this regard.

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