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FDA Probing Hundreds of Complaints with J&J Meds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators are investigating hundreds of consumer complaints involving cold medicines recalled by Johnson & Johnson last month, according to a congressional memo.

The Food and Drug Administration has not directly linked any of the reports to flaws with the company's products. Executives from J&J and FDA officials will testify tomorrow on the massive recall of 40 varieties of children's cold medicines.

Those include infant Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin. The FDA prodded the company to recall the products after finding quality control problems at a plant in Pennsylvania.

The FDA is expected to tell lawmakers the company failed to follow up on medications with the potential for contamination and unsafe potency.

 

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