Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tainted Medicines


There is a HUGE medicine recall for the following:

The recall is so bad that it shut down the plant.  Spokesperson is advising all parents that use these products to dispose of them immediately.  There are other manufacturers that offer this type product like Equate. 

According to U.S. News & World Report, "The Food and Drug Administration on April 20 inspected the McNeil Consumer Healthcare factory in Fort Washington, Pa., that made the Johnson & Johnson products, and inspectors said they found many problems with quality control, including raw materials tainted with bacteria. (Read the FDA inspectors' report.) The finished products tested negative for bacteria, FDA officials said, and shouldn't have put children at risk. But since this is the fifth recall of McNeil Consumer Healthcare products since last fall, including a huge recall in January of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and other products that smelled moldy and sickened some people, it's hard not to be worried, and mad."

This news comes at a great time for me because Colton's been having a hard time teething for the past few days.  During this time, I've been giving him Motrin and Tylenol for the pain and low-grade temp.  Personally, I've lost confidence in Johnson & Johnson products because of all the recalls in the past couple of years.  This is it for me when it comes to medicines.  The only reason I even purchase Motrin and Tylenol is because they offer the dye-free formula. 

For more information, CLICK HERE to read the "Tainted" report from U.S. News.


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