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6/23/11 9:01 A

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Good grief, not again. I take the generic acetaminophen arthritis strength from CVS. It helps a little. Advil, Motrin etc, don't work for me.

I worked for a major pharmaceutical company for years. Sometime a voluntary recall could be initiated by a company to avoid FDA fines for a small infraction, such as stock being warehoused beyond efficacy dates. Or it could be for something much more drastic like an inaccurate formulation. Either way it leaves consumers in a dilemma as to meds to take now.

The makers of Tylenol have some serious Quality Control issues. Seems like profits come first before people.

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4/16/11 3:49 P

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I just looked at the link BARBBF provided. Gosh it makes you wonder if anything you take is actually safe.

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4/15/11 8:09 P

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I went to this link for further info about recalls...

www.mcneilproductrecall.com

I hope it works for you!

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4/15/11 4:48 P

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It's so important to be informed.

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4/15/11 9:47 A

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Celebrex = no advil, naprosyn/Alieve/aspirn type product of any type.

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4/14/11 10:25 P

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Thanks for the info

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4/14/11 5:56 P

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That's quite scary stuff - is there anywhere that's properly safe for us to go for information about
these products?

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4/14/11 5:39 P

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Being honest with the public is not enough for me. As far as I'm concerned...any company that has 40 recalls in one year has some very serious safety problems.

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4/14/11 3:23 P

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There's always the option of taking Advil for the pain

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4/14/11 2:39 P

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This kind of news scares me, as Tylenol Extra Strength is all I can take for my aches and pains. Thankfully I have a fairly high tolerance for pain as a result I don't take it too often. emoticon

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Thanks for the information. I agree Tylenol doesn't do a think for my arthritis pain. emoticon

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4/14/11 12:53 P

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At least they are being honest with the public. I don't know about you, but Tylenol alone doesn't do much for arthritis pain.

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Thanks for the information... emoticon

I use the generic equivalent so, hopefully, it won't be a problem. Yes, that seems like a really high number of products! emoticon

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4/14/11 10:45 A

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www.ArthritisToday.org

Tylenol 8-Hour Caplets Recalled
Another batch is pulled from the market due to a musty odor.

By Jennifer Davis

3/31/11 Johnson & Johnson is recalling another batch of Tylenol pain reliever. This time it’s 34,000 bottles of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release Caplets that are being voluntarily pulled from the market because of a musty odor that could cause stomach issues.

The company released a statement saying, "This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote."

The smell is thought to be a result of small amounts of production chemicals found in one lot of medicine made at a Pennsylvania plant that has been closed for about a year. The company says it received a small number of complaints about the odor through the monitoring and surveillance system it set up after previous recalls.

A similar smell caused the recall of the same product in October. At the time, the company said the odor was linked to nausea and vomiting.

One lot of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release Caplets is affected this time. The lot number, which can be found on the side of the bottle, is ADM074. The UPC code is 300450297181.

If you have an affected bottle, stop using it and contact the company for a refund or coupon. They can be reached at www.tylenol.com or 1/888-222-6036. If you have a bad reaction to the medicine, you can also report it to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.

Johnson & Johnson has now recalled more than 40 products in the last year including children’s Tylenol and Motrin. The company has set up a website to handle details of all the recalls. It’s www.mcneilproductrecall.com.

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That last paragraph I find real scary.. that J&J has recalled 40 products in the last year!


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