Jun 1, 2010 1:58 PM by Greg Boyce

Instead of a recall, company accused of buying up defective pills

Congressional Democrats are investigating an alleged phantom recall by Johnson & Johnson, in which the company hired a contractor to buy up defective painkillers instead of issuing an immediate recall.

The company's handling of problems with its Motrin tablets came to light last week at a Congressional hearing to examine ongoing quality issues with J&J medications.
According to a memo obtained by Congress, the contractor instructed employees to 'act like a regular' customer when purchasing the packets of Motrin. J&J later recalled the medication after Food and Drug Administration officials learned about the contractor purchases.

The chairman of the House investigations committee asks J&J to turn over more information in a May 28 letter.


»Topics in this article

More News

Story Photo

12 minutes ago

Llama drama

TRINIDAD - It started out as a beautiful day in Trinidad, but suddenly the sounds of birds chirping were interrupted by the...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

3 hours ago

Rain & Snow On The Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM tonight until 4 AM Thursday for Teller County, the Rampart Range (including...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4