McNeil Consumer Health, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has recalled over 53,000 packages of Imodium because packages may be torn, leaving pills open to the air and potentially altering their effectiveness. Imodium is an over-the-counter drug taken for the relief of diarrhea, gas, bloating and cramps.
This recall is the latest in a series of troubles faced by McNeil. Production at one of the company's plants was stopped in April 2010; numerous recalls of drugs made at the Fort Washington, PA facility prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to gain a federal court order for McNeil to shut down and conduct repairs and renovations totaling $100 million. Company officials said that the ordered updates will not be completed until the end of 2013. The recalled batch of Imodium was produced at a McNeil plant in Lancaster, PA.
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