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    U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The government is taking over three Tylenol plants following a blizzard of drug recalls and a Food and Drug Administration criminal investigation into safety issues at the factories.

    The FDA and the Justice Department on Thursday took action against McNeil PPC and two of its executives -- its vice president of quality and its vice president of operations for over-the-counter products -- for failing to comply with federally-mandated manufacturing practice.

    McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500), said it had agreed to put its plants -- one in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, one in Fort Washington, Pa. and one in Lancaster, Pa., under FDA supervision.

    The agreement, known as a "consent decree," is subject to approval by a federal judge in Pennsylvania.

    The decree requires McNeil to adhere to a strict timetable to bring those facilities into compliance.

    McNeil also must retain an independent expert to inspect the three plants to determine whether the violations have been corrected, and to ensure that adequate manufacturing processes are in place. After expert certification, the FDA will determine if the facilities are in compliance.

    "This is a strong, but necessary, step to ensure that the products manufactured by this company meet federal standards for quality, safety and purity," said Deborah Autor, director of the Office of Compliance with the FDA.

    If McNeil and the executives violate the decree, the FDA may order McNeil to cease manufacturing, recall products, and take other corrective action, including levying fines of $15,000 for each day and an additional $15,000 for each violation of the law.

    The fines can total up to $10 million annually.
    FDA takes over Johnson & Johnson's Tylenol plants - Mar. 10, 2011

    One of the very, very few times me and the FDA agree on something.

    Right action taken IMHO.

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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    This is a good thing and the two should have the book thrown at them for endangering the public.

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    Government takeover reeks of communism
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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Government takeover reeks of communism
    I demand the freedom to poison unsuspecting customers. THIS IS TYRANNY!!!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I demand the freedom to poison unsuspecting customers. THIS IS TYRANNY!!!
    So, we're supposed to trust the government to not give us ****ed up over the counter pain relievers?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    FDA takes over Johnson & Johnson's Tylenol plants - Mar. 10, 2011

    One of the very, very few times me and the FDA agree on something.

    Right action taken IMHO.
    Of course you agree with a government takeover of private companies. You have a picture of a Communist on your avatar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, we're supposed to trust the government to not give us ****ed up over the counter pain relievers?
    So you're saying government intervention is the problem in this particular instance?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course you agree with a government takeover of private companies. You have a picture of a Communist on your avatar.
    I cannot even honour such a trolling and ignorant statement with any kind of fact or reason becuase you clearly won't listen to it.

    Madiba is not a communist, and even if he was, his policies and the state of my nation say otherwise.
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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, we're supposed to trust the government to not give us ****ed up over the counter pain relievers?
    You trust a for-profit business to monitor itself with YOUR best interests at heart?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    Self-regulating industry is an oxymoron. The FDA did the right thing.

    Compliance with safety regulations, or GTFO of my country. Thanks.

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    Re: U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants

    Why a government takeover? Why not a shut down?

    Should the local health department take over filthy restaurants?

    The government is good at very little obviously.

    Name one thing they are good at.

    Well, besides spending magic money and making slaves of your children's children's children.

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