Makers of Motrin tried to hide product defects
Friday, May 28, 2010
Washington Post: Officials at McNeil Consumer Healthcare “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 this report by Lyndsey Layton. “It’s fairly shocking — the idea that if there was a quality problem, they’d try to bring the product back instead of being transparent,” Pew Prescription Project director Allan Coukell is quoted as saying. McNeil eventually recalled the product.