FDA slams children’s Tylenol facility

The Food and Drug Administration hit a factory producing children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and other over the counter drugs with a scathing report of their factory conditions. Several of the drugs were recalled over the weekend. The Pennsylvania facility is owned by Johnson & Johnson‘s McNeill PPC drug manufacturing and produces liquid pediatric drugs.

While the FDA considers what actions to take, McNeill is closing down production. The FDA told parents to stop using the recalled products. McNeill, on the other hand, says that it is unlikely anyone will experience adverse medical effects from the drugs.

The facility did not follow quality controls, nor did it maintain adequate labs for testing components and drug products. Raw materials purchased for manufacture tested positive for an unidentified bacteria, though it seems the contamination did not reach the final product. The recall, however, is serious business, so if you find a product that you have purchased is recalled, be sure to comply.

Link here to find out if something you bought is on the recall list.


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