McNeil, a local Montgomery County healthcare company which produced the medications infant tylenol, children’s tylenol and children’s motrin in its Fort Washington,PA location will have to pay 25 million dollars. The company recently plead guilty because in 2009 when a consumer alert was issued,indicating there were black specs in the medicine, the company failed to initiate a corrective plan. Consumers found what turned out to be nickel and chromium in the medication, which was not an intended ingredient. Upon investigation, the Food and Drug Administration found that there were more than 30 batches of children’s medication that had nickel and chromium in them. The local Fort Washington company, which is a division of Johnson and Johnson, remains under a 2011 injunction and must take corrective measures before it is permitted to reopen.
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