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May 24, 2017

Posted  May 24, 2017

New York announced that 42 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., resolving allegations that the company’s subsidiary, McNeil-PPC, Inc., employed deceptive practices to market and promote numerous popular over-the-counter (“OTC”) drugs. In addition to reforming these practices, the corporation has agreed to pay New York State a total of $1.3 million. Between 2009 and 2011, McNeil-PPC, Inc.—then a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson—manufactured and distributed OTC drugs that purported to comply with federally mandated current Good Manufacturing Practices (“cGMP”). However, an investigation conducted by the FDA and Attorneys General across the country revealed that a number of McNeil manufacturing facilities and the medications they produced did not meet the national cGMP standards. NY, NJ, TX, FL

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