EU Calls For Suspension Of J&J's Ionsys

Law360, New York (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a blow to Johnson & Johnson, the European Union's drug-regulating body has recommended suspending approval for the sale of Ionsys in Europe because of a defect with the pain medicine's delivery system that could cause overdoses.

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use said Thursday it made the decision after J&J unit Janssen-Cilag International NV – which markets Ionsys in Europe – informed the CHMP that it had detected corrosion of a component of the system in one batch of the...
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