J&J manufacturing problems lead to contraceptive recall in 43 countries

More manufacturing problems are plaguing Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ). Already facing a criminal probe in South Korea over problems with its Janssen over-the-counter plant there, as well as issues in India and Brazil, it is now recalling 32 million boxes of its Cilest birth control pills because of solubility issues. The voluntary recall does not include the U.S. but does affect 43 other countries, a spokeswoman tells Pharmalot. "The risk to women is considered to be very low as there is no impact on the safety or efficacy of the product," J&J said. The most serious problem J&J is dealing with is in Korea, where the probe could lead to criminal charges against the CEO of the operation there. Authorities were disturbed because the company allegedly continued to sell Children's Tylenol after discovering that manufacturing issues may have resulted in the products containing more than the labeled amounts of acetaminophen, which can have serious side effects. There have been no problems reported. Story | More