House committee will look into recall of children’s drugs after Tylenol recall May 27, 2010Posted by Dreamhealer in Big Pharma, Healing.
A congressional committee has launched an investigation into the problems that led to a massive recall of children’s and infants’ Tylenol and other widely used over-the-counter pediatric medicines, with lawmakers pledging to scrutinize the performances of both the drugmaker and federal regulators.
Reps. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said in a joint statement that they are “deeply concerned” about the recall, which affects an estimated 70 percent of the market for over-the-counter pediatric liquid medicines. It involves such brand names as Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec, in addition to Tylenol. Read More…