Thursday, June 3, 2010

Motrin "Phantom Recall"

I haven't been able to find Motrin at any of my usual stores. Finally, I asked the pharmacist at Target, and she said it was recalled, but there's plenty of generic (i.e., ibuprofen).

A quick Google search later yielded McNiel Consumer Healthcare's attempt at a "phantom recall."
"The company at the center of a massive recall of children's Tylenol and other popular over-the-counter products tried to perform a "phantom recall" of defective Motrin by sending contractors around the country to buy up the medicine from stores without alerting regulators or the public, according to the chairman of a Congressional committee investigating the company."

Washington Post article: Maker of children's drugs accused of hiding Motrin recall from public