Is It Time For 'Total Recall' Of Medical Products?

Law360, New York (August 10, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT) -- On July 14, 2010, Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., introduced legislation to provide for the mandatory recall of adulterated or misbranded drugs. The legislation, H.R. 5740, has been referred to the Committee on Energy Commerce.

Towns was the chair of the subcommittee that held hearings about Johnson & Johnson/McNeil and its handling of adulterated children’s drug products (including Tylenol and Motrin) this past spring. Johnson & Johnson was scrutinized for delaying the recall of the products and allegedly covering up the recall of some of the products....
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