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J&J recalling 40K bottles of Risperdal

Johnson & Johnson is experiencing more woes after voluntarily recalling two lots of its schizophrenia drug Risperdal (risperidone) distributed in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The recalls stem from

Daiichi recalling 13 lots of ActHIB vax in Japan

Daiichi Sankyo says it is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of the ActHIB pediatric vaccine after it found an unidentified substance in two syringes. The vaccine is manufactured and marketed by Sanofi

Takeda yanks established drug on efficacy questions

Takeda Pharmaceutical will voluntarily recall Dasen, a 40-year-old anti-inflammatory drug touted as effective for a variety of conditions ranging from chronic bronchitis to sprained ankles, because

J&J blames failed equipment for lens recall

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) generated some positive headlines last week when it set up a quality-control team to oversee manufacturing and compliance companywide. And another recall shows just how

Depomed recalls diabetes med on TBA contamination

Another drug recall underscores the pharma industry's recent manufacturing woes. Depomed has had to withdraw 52 lots of its diabetes drug Glumetza in the 500 mg dose after it found traces of a

Yet another recall of J&J consumer meds

Johnson & Johnson just announced recall No. 5. The company said it would recall four lots of Benadryl allergy pills and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol--lots that the company "inadvertently

Halozyme calls Baxter out on recalled Hylenex

Halozyme Therapeutics is recalling its fluid absorption drug Hylenex and is pointing the finger of blame at manufacturing partner Baxter. Test vials were found to be contaminated with flakes of

J&J expands Tylenol Arthritis recall

Drugmakers have been diversifying quite a bit lately, diving into generics, emerging markets, consumer healthcare. But hedging bets on prescription meds isn't without its own risks--OTC drugs run

Watson recalls one Propafenone HCL lot

Watson Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling one lot of Propafenone HCL after it discovered that the drug, which is used to irregular heartbeats, may contain more of the active ingredient than it

Novartis vaccine recalled in U.K.

U.K. authorities have recalled a Novartis meningitis vaccine on fears that 21,000 doses might be contaminated with bacteria. The infant vaccine--sold under the brand name Menjugate--had been ordered