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Children’s Drug Recalls May 3, 2010

Posted by Dreamhealer in Big Pharma.

Eleven formulations of over-the-counter children’s cold and allergy medicine are being recalled in Canada as part of a larger worldwide recall for failing to meet quality standards.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare said Saturday that all lots of Children’s Motrin and Infant’s Motrin liquid suspension products and Children’s Tylenol Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension products are being recalled.

No other Canadian product is affected, the company said in a release.

The company said the recall was issued, in consultation with Health Canada, because “these products may not fully meet the required manufacturing specifications.”

The company said the recalled products do not pose a safety risk to children who have consumed them.

In the United States, more than 40 over-the-counter kids medications under the brand names Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl are being recalled by the company, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical and health care giant Johnson & Johnson.

The affected products in Canada are:


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