Saturday, May 29, 2010
Serious Side Effects from Recalled Tylenol Products
You may remember back when the Tylenol recall was first getting underway, McNeil/Johnson & Johnson assured consumers the tribromoanisole contamination merely produced a musty odor and some nausea. They were understating the side effects of the contamination, as many of you know from firsthand experience, plus there were other quality concerns besides that single contaminant. Now the FDA is looking into 775 serious side effects, including 7 deaths since May 1, reported from exposure to the contaminated drugs. McNeil maintains that its latest recall of children's drugs was precautionary and not "undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events". The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is undertaking hearings to examine the recall. In the meantime, how many of you continue to use Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, or any of the other drugs produced by McNeil/Johnson & Johnson? If you haven't checked to see whether the product you are using has been recalled, here's the list from McNeil's website.