Acetaminophen To Cause Some Headaches

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As many as 11 million bottles of the painkiller acetaminophen manufactured by generic brand drug manufacturer Perrigo Co. and marketed by stores such as CVS, Wal-Mart, and over a hundred other retailers are being recalled. The reason? They may contain fragments of unidentified metal ranging from "microdots" to 1/3 of an inch pieces of wire. I think it's actually brilliant--it'll make you forget the pain in your head by making you focus instead on your lacerated mouth, throat, or intestinal tract!

Some of the bottles may be more than 3 years old and although there are no reports of injury as yet (although surely the lawsuit machine is warming up its engines), the pills are being pulled from retailers' shelves right now. Perrigo is the largest manufacturer of store-brand nonprescription drugs in a pain-reliever market worth $2 billion annually. The company says that the metal came from a third-party supplier and affected 383 batches. Who are these third-party suppliers? How do you mix up "Metal Fragments" and "Pill Ingredients"?

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Posted by wizeGurl on 2006-11-10 12:05:16
Maybe they thought they were making iron supplements!
 

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