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J&J "Cooperating" with Subpoenas Probing Drug Recalls

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Johnson & Johnson says it has now received multiple subpoenas from the federal government related to repeated recalls of Tylenol and other consumer health products.

tylenol recalled  J&J "Cooperating" with Subpoenas Probing Drug Recalls

(Some of the Tylenol products recalled by McNeil.)

The grand jury subpoenas request “documents broadly relating to” both the recent recalls of products made by J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division and inspections of two of the unit’s factories.

One of the plants, in Ft. Washington (Montgomery County), Pa., has been shut down since April due to multiple problems (see related story).  The other, in Lancaster, Pa., wasn’t following rules for manufacturing quality and paperwork.

Food and Drug Administration inspectors noted many severe problems after spending a dozen days there.

J&J says it is cooperating with the government.