Johnson & Johnson Settles U.S. Drug Manufacturing Probe for $33 Million

Johnson & Johnson Settles U.S. Drug Manufacturing Probe for $33 Million

Johnson & Johnson Settles U.S. Drug Manufacturing Probe for $33 Million

The West Virginia Attorney General's office, along with 42 other AGs, have reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. regarding representation of product quality.

Under the settlement agreement, McNeil, a Johnson & Johnson company, will pay $33 million.

"All New Mexicans deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare, and that includes the over-the-counter medications our children and families rely on every day for their health", said Attorney General Balderas.

Shares of J&J are slightly lower in afternoon trading. Moreover, some McNeil over-the-counter drugs were deemed adulterated as a matter of federal law.

Joseph Aspirin, Sudafed, Pepcid, Mylanta, Rolaids, Zyrtec and Zyrtec Eye Drops. "This settlement helps hold the companies in question accountable for their actions".

They claimed that McNeil misrepresented its compliance federal manufacturing rules and the quality of its over-the-counter drugs. However, an investigation conducted by the FDA and Attorneys General across the country revealed that a number of McNeil manufacturing facilities and the medications they produced did not meet the national cGMP standards.

The Consent Judgment requires McNeil to ensure that its marketing and promotional practices do not unlawfully promote OTC drug products. Class II recalls involve potential temporary or reversible health consequences or where potential adverse health consequences are unlikely. The subsidiary is also required to notify a state's attorney generals when recalled drugs are shipped into stores.

Illinois' portion of the settlement is more than $1 million, which will go to the state, according to the IL attorney general's office. "A large number of state Attorneys General worked diligently on this case to protect consumers, and that collaboration makes us safer".

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