Pfizer, Bayer, J&J Push Phony Expiration Dates: Class Suits

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Bayer Healthcare LLC, Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnson misled consumers by encouraging them to discard common medications like aspirin and Tylenol well before the medicines lose efficacy, according to a trio of class actions filed Monday in Missouri.

The largely identical suits launched in Missouri state court claim the drug giants know or should know that the medicines at issue — specifically Pfizer’s Advil, Bayer’s aspirin and Johnson & Johnson’s Tylenol products — remain chemically stable and safe if properly stored long after the expiration...
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