The CEO of Johnson and Johnson told The Associated Press that the company will be improving quality in order to prevent product recalls. Since 2009, the company has recalled about two dozen products, including non-prescription and prescription medicines. Among the recalls were bottles of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Zyrtec, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep pills.
The most recent J & J recall was 57,000 bottles of Topamax, the company’s anti-seizure drug. It was recalled after four customers reported a bad odor to J&J. The company attributed the odor to chemicals used to treat shipping pallets. The pallets may contain the chemical TBA.
Although no Topamax users reported being sickened to the company, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that in previous TBA-related recalls, some consumers reported stomach problems.
Many times a prescription drug’s dangers are often discovered when it’s too late and people become seriously injured. Once the dangers are known, the FDA will immediately release a recall order. Unfortunately, the recall may be too late for some people who have already suffered the consequences of the damage.
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