Johnson & Johnson's Prescription Drugs Stink Too: 57,000 Bottles Of Topamax Recalled

Johnson & Johnson's Prescription Drugs Stink Too: 57,000 Bottles Of Topamax Recalled

If you thought Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Labs division — the folks behind all of these recalled over-the-counter drugs — was the only branch of the company capable of creating stinky meds, you were wrong, as J&J has announced a recall of two lots of its prescription anitconvulsant Topamax for that now-classic “uncharacteristic odor.” [More]

Johnson & Johnson Settles With SEC & DOJ For $70 Million For Bribing Doctors Overseas, Paying Kickbacks To Iraq

Johnson & Johnson Settles With SEC & DOJ For $70 Million For Bribing Doctors Overseas, Paying Kickbacks To Iraq

Johnson & Johnson may have been eliminated from the Worst Company In America tournament, but the company’s craptastic year continues, as J&J has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Dept. of Justice over allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by illegally bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to Iraq… At least it wasn’t another product recall. [More]

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: Johnson & Johnson Vs. WellPoint

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: Johnson & Johnson Vs. WellPoint

In honor of April 1, we present this WCIA faceoff between a pair of fools — One that makes medicines no one can sell and the other that takes your insurance premium but offers you no insurance. [More]

Johnson & Johnson Keeps The Tylenol Recall Express Rolling

Johnson & Johnson Keeps The Tylenol Recall Express Rolling

In advance of its Worst Company In America Sweet 16 bout against WellPoint, Johnson & Johnson has given us all a reminder of why they made the list to begin with, announcing yet another recall of a Tylenol product. [More]

Meet Your Worst Company In America Sweet 16!

Meet Your Worst Company In America Sweet 16!

After eight days and 16 first round battles, the WCIA steel cage is littered with the bones of those companies not crappy enough to continue on in the tournament. But the thrill of victory is fleeting for the remaining combatants, all of whom must square off again if they hope of crowning themselves the Worst Company In America! [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: CVS Vs. Johnson & Johnson

Worst Company In America Round One: CVS Vs. Johnson & Johnson

Here’s an interesting battle between a drugstore chain and the drug company whose products line the chain’s shelves — or at least they used to before they were all recalled. [More]

Government To Take Control Of Three Tylenol Plants

Government To Take Control Of Three Tylenol Plants

Following a slew of recalls that seemed to have pulled just about every Tylenol product from store shelves, three Johnson & Johnson plants responsible for the recalled goods are being put under the supervision of the FDA. [More]

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Even More Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed & Sinutab

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Even More Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed & Sinutab

The new year isn’t starting well for Johnson & Johnson. First, the OTC drug giant gets sued by the state of Oregon over allegations of a phantom Motrin recall. And now its McNeil Labs division has issued the latest in a lengthy list of actual recalls. This time, it’s for certain lots of Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol upper respiratory products, Benadryl, Sudafed PE, and Sinutab products distributed in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil. [More]

Latest Rolaids Recall Gives Johnson & Johnson Heartburn

Latest Rolaids Recall Gives Johnson & Johnson Heartburn

Two weeks after recalling some cherry flavored Rolaids softchews for “uncharacteristic consistency or texture,” Johnson & Johnson’s beleaguered McNeil Laboratories division has issued a slightly larger Rolaids recall. And by “slightly,” we mean all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews. [More]

The Johnson & Johnson Recall Wheel Lands On Mylanta

The Johnson & Johnson Recall Wheel Lands On Mylanta

Because it has apparently already recalled every possible product made by its McNeil Labs division, Johnson & Johnson has moved over to its Merck products for its latest recall. This time, J&J has issued a recall on 12 Mylanta liquid products and one Alternagel product for trace amounts of alcohol that weren’t properly labeled on the packaging. [More]

Even More Tylenol Recalled Over Musty Odor

Even More Tylenol Recalled Over Musty Odor

Johnson & Johnson’s 2010 continues to stink — literally — as the company announced yet another recall of its Tylenol painkiller over complaints of a musty/moldy odor. [More]

FDA Does Spit-Take Over Mouthwash Labels Saying They Fight Gum Disease

FDA Does Spit-Take Over Mouthwash Labels Saying They Fight Gum Disease

The FDA just smacked the taste out of the mouths of Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens and CVS over advertising that their mouthwash fights gum disease, without having science to prove it. [More]

Plant Under Investigation Giving Johnson & Johnson Indigestion

Plant Under Investigation Giving Johnson & Johnson Indigestion

If the shuttering of a Tylenol plant gave Johnson & Johnson a headache, this most recent investigation into a factory that makes Pepcid, Immodium and Mylanta is surely giving the company a case of sour stomach (get it? Medicine jokes!).The Lancaster, Pa. plant was issued a Form 483 by the FDA earlier this month, and now a new report indicates 12 violations of good manufacturing processes. [More]

Another Johnson & Johnson Plant Under Investigation

Another Johnson & Johnson Plant Under Investigation

The hits just keep on coming for Johnson & Johnson — on the heels of the news that the company would be closing down and laying off some 300 employees at the Philadelphia-area factory that was churning out musty, yucky pills, another plant in Lancaster, Pa., failed to receive a clean bill of health after an inspection by the Food and Drug Administration. [More]

Factory That Made Moldy, Barfy Recalled Tylenol Closes For Upgrades, 300 Lose Jobs

Factory That Made Moldy, Barfy Recalled Tylenol Closes For Upgrades, 300 Lose Jobs

Johnson & Johnson announced late yesterday that they will lay off most of the employees of the Philadelphia-area factory that produced the controversial musty, stinky pills recalled earlier this year. Staff have been on full pay and benefits since the plant shut down in April, but the controversial (that is: filthy) facility will close down for upgrades until some undefined point in 2011. [More]

Johnson & Johnson Hit With Fraud And Racketeering Lawsuits Over Tylenol Recalls

Johnson & Johnson Hit With Fraud And Racketeering Lawsuits Over Tylenol Recalls

The only thing more certain than stinky Tylenol this year is that there would be a lawsuit from consumers at some point, and now it’s happened. Five times, in fact. They’ve been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit and seek class action status, and accuse J&J/McNeil of failing to properly recall the bad drugs and of failing to adequately compensate consumers. [More]

More "Moldy, Musty" Tylenol Recalled

More "Moldy, Musty" Tylenol Recalled

That stink coming from your medicine cabinet may just be Tylenol, Motrin or Benadryl, according to the latest recall from Johnson & Johnson. The company is recalling 21 additional lots of drugs, including batches of Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin. The company says “the risk of adverse medical events is remote.” [More]

Shuttered Tylenol Plant Had Troubling Pattern of Problems

Shuttered Tylenol Plant Had Troubling Pattern of Problems

Should Tylenol have been recalled sooner? FDA inspection reports going back to 2003 paint a queasy picture. [More]