All Eyes On J&J Case As FDA Tests Criminal Powers

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A criminal investigation into a Johnson & Johnson unit's product recall is the latest sign that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is willing to hold corporate executives' feet to the fire in its efforts to crack down on manufacturing violations, attorneys say.

Revelations of the investigation came out at a May 27 U.S. House of Representatives hearing, where FDA officials said their criminal unit was looking at penalties against J&J for a pattern of noncompliance with good manufacturing practices related to recalls of popular children's...
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