The FDA Proclaims That Children’s Medications Such As Tylenol And Benadryl Are Infected With Bacteria

May 5th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

May 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): In an account discharged on Tuesday by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it had been divulged that the raw materials utilized in manufacturing children’s liquid cold medications were polluted with bacteria. These medications were recalled recently.

Last Friday, drug giant, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, issued a recall of more than forty products including Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. These products were vended in the United States and eleven other nations. The company has shut down its plant in Fort Washington, where these products were created. It can’t be reopened without the FDA’s endorsement.

Deborah M. Autor, director of the FDA’s Office of Compliance, has verbalized that, in February, the FDA met the management of McNeil Healthcare and its corporate parent, Johnson & Johnson, to issue a protest against the company’s manufacturing practices. FDA commenced scrutiny in mid-April and unearthed several defects in the way products were produced and in the manner in which the manufacturing process was managed.

The FDA reports additionally state that some of the raw materials utilized to construct the products such as liquid Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl were found to be infected with as yet-unknown bacteria.

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg has verbalized that the parents should put an end to utilization of the recalled products but added that they should not be disproportionately anxious as the odds of possible health troubles are low.

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