McNeil and Johnson & Johnson sued by Oregon

The state of Oregon has filed a lawsuit against McNeil Consumer Healthcare and its parent Johnson & Johnson. The suit alleges that the companies delayed public disclosure of a problem with the over-the-counter pain medicine Motrin for more than a year before finally conducting a public recall.

The lawsuit alleges that the companies attempted to "quietly remove" Motrin containers from store shelves in a "phantom recall" instead of making the problem public.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal:

"According to documents Johnson & Johnson has filed with the FDA after the Motrin products were officially recalled in February 2010, certain packages of Motrin were defective in that they did not dissolve properly -- resulting in the possibility of consumers not receiving the expected dose of ibuprofen, which could lead to 'a worsening of pain, fever or inflammation.'"

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