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(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson faulted lax cleaning procedures and other problems at a manufacturing plant behind massive recalls of medicines like Tylenol, and said it was recalling nearly 50 million more bottles and packages of consumer medicines.
The healthcare company's reputation has been tarnished by repeated recalls totaling nearly 200 million bottles in the last year and it could face criminal charges from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Johnson & Johnson is now recalling bottles and packages of various kinds of Tylenol, Benadryl, Rolaids and other consumer products, it said on Friday.
The company said it recalled nearly 43 million bottles of Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Upper Respiratory, Benadryl, Sudafed PE and Sinutab.
Additionally, nearly 4 million bottles, rolls and packages of Rolaids were recalled.
The company last month recalled all batches of Softchews Rolaids produced by an outside manufacturer after people found wood and metal bits in the tablets.
But according to FDA investigators, a recent inspection conducted from Oct. 27 through Dec. 9 still revealed problems, most notably, a failure to properly follow customer complaints. An inspection report released Wednesday also made the following observations:
Control procedures that monitor the output and validate the performance of the manufacturing processes are not established.
There is a failure to thoroughly review any unexplained discrepancy and failure of a batch or any of its components.
Records are not maintained that would allow data to be reviewed at least annually to evaluate the quality standards.
Investigations of a discrepancy and a failure of a batch or any of its components did not extend to other batches of the same drug product and other drug products that may have been associated with the specific failure or discrepancy.
Written records are not always made of investigations into unexplained discrepancies.
The responsibilities and procedures applicable to the quality control in it are not fully followed.
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The medical profession treat symptoms it has yet to treat the cause. Funny how they so easily get our money off us without actually repairing the problem that caused the pain.