childrens medicine recall

What a Wild Year It Was
for Health Care

Led by the health insurance reform law, a flurry of drug and food recalls, key medical breakthroughs and plenty of layoffs and lawsuits, 2010 proved to be an exciting -- if not always positive -- year. Here's our list of the year's biggest health stories.

FDA Finds More Problems at Johnson & Johnson Plant

The bad news doesn't end for Johnson & Johnson as FDA inspectors continue to find problems at the Pennsylvania plant that was the source of a massive recall of children's medicines earlier this year.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls More Children's Medicines

Just days after Johnson & Johnson's Children's Tylenol started returning to store shelves, the health care giant has recalled about four million packages of Children's Benadryl allergy tablets and some 800,000 bottles of Junior Strength Motrin, citing manufacturing problems.

J&J Earnings Hurt by Children's Medicine Recalls

Tylenol and Band-Aid maker Johnson & Johnson announced on Tuesday that its sales declined 0.7% to $15 billion in the third quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, as domestic sales were "significantly impacted" by recent successive recalls. Domestic sales declined 2.5%.

J&J Apologizes for Kids Medicine Issues, Phantom Recalls

In testimony before Congress Thursday, Johnson & Johnson's CEO apologized for the problems that have beset his company, including the quality issues with its children's medicines and the "phantom recall" of a batch of Motrin. He also said new batches of its children's medicines should start shipping next week.