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Friday, May 28, 2010

Lawmakers press J&J to explain "phantom recall".

This story ( serves to show just why we do need government intervention and highlights my earlier post about the appropriate role of government.
In 2008, Johnson & Johnson learned of problems with Motrin, but rather than issue a recall they hired an outside firm to go around and buy up the tainted product. Note that J&J was forced to recall more than 40 varieties of children's medicines after FDA inspectors found multiple violations at J&J plants.
As was discussed in the article, we simply cannot rust businesses to do what is "right" (I love using the word right at these times as it really calls out the right leaning tea-baggers for being of so wrong).
Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Johnson & Johnson hired a private company that bought up defective packets of pain relievers in 2008 before recalling the pills months later, after prodding from federal regulators.
The new questions about J&J's handling of quality issues came during a hearing about its latest recall involving over 100 million bottles of children's medicine, some of which contained tiny particles of metal.
"This is an issue of trust, when parents and grandparents give these medicines to their children they want to be confident that they are not harmful," said Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Poising children!  Do you trust big business to do what is "right"?

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