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Branded OTC Product Recalls

Branded OTC Product Recalls

The largest OTC company, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has been plagued by a series of product recalls recently and this has widespread repercussions to the OTC industry. The problems have ranged from moldy odors and contaminated shipping palettes, to concerns about levels of active ingredients in products, and concerns about product safety and manufacturing quality controls at the firm’s Fort Washington, PA site. The recalls have prompted Congressional hearings and have affected several major brands across multiple categories including both adult and children’s medications in the Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec lines.Continue reading