McNeil Recall Of Tylenol After Reported Side Effects Leads To FDA Probe

May 26th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
tylenolWashington, May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After McNeil, a division of the Johnson and Johnson, recalled around 50 over the counter medicines for children which include drugs like Tylenol, Motrin along with many other, the Food and Drug Administration has decided to look more seriously into the matter and investigate the reported 775 side effects from the drugs recalled. Many of the customers have complained about the “black or dark speck” in Tylenol and some of the other medicines which the company did not pay a heed to allegedly. The FDA will also see to the number of deaths that have been caused due to the side effects of these medicines.

The FDA is reportedly investigating not only the several hundred side effects of the medicines recalled but also the “adverse events” which might include death, disability, and hospitalization along with many other health complications caused by the medicines. On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled for a hearing on the case to renew the attention on the large scale recall done by Johnson and Johnson.

On the part of Johnson and Johnson, it mentioned on Tuesday that it has hired a consulting firm to correct the manufacturing operation and restructure it. It said that McNeil consumer Healthcare Unit, the division of J&J that produced Tylenol medicines along with other liquid children medicines will now maintain the quality that is expected out of Johnson and Johnson. McNeil consumer Healthcare Unit will keep its plan of reform in front of FDA by mid-July. The brand of Johnson and Johnson has suffered a major blow due to the massive recall.

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