Friday, June 25, 2010

Tylenol - From bad To Worse

http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/22/news/companies/tylenol_plant_inspection_history/

"In fact, Food and Drug Administration inspection reports going back to 2003 chronicle a build up of problems at the now-shuttered plant in Fort Washington, Pa., at the center of the widespread recall of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and other over-the-counter drugs

Problems go back to 2003...... You will have to forgive Johnson and Johnson because in 2003 they were busy laying off 490 employees and closing plants in NJ. http://www.thepharmaletter.com/file/45665/jj-to-slash-jobs-and-close-plant.html
They didn't have time for quality control issues.

You are probably thinking by 2010 they should have their act together. Well not really because in 2009 they were busy laying off 8000 more people.
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/j-j-restructuring-claims-8-000-jobs/2009-11-03
It is hard to replace the work of 8000 people. Empty cubicles may save money but nobody is checking on the tainted Acetaminophen from China to ensure it isn't going in the children's products.

That is a small price to pay to save money. Right?

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