Forty-three state attorneys general, including Wisconsin's Brad Schimel, have reached a $33 million settlement with a division of Johnson & Johnson over accusations the company misrepresented the quality of its over-the-counter medicines.
In addition to reforming these practices, the corporation has agreed to pay New York State a total of $1.3 million.
According to the complaint, J&J's McNeil-PPC Inc. subsidiary marketed over-the-counter drugs as complying with federal Good Manufacturing Practices between 2009 and 2011 when not all of its plants met those standards.
"Johnson & Johnson's disregard for proper manufacturing practices of children's medications was unacceptable", Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement.
McNeil-PPC pleaded guilty in 2015 to introducing adulterated infants' and children's over-the-counter drugs into interstate commerce.
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"Federal and state standards are put in place to safeguard consumers from harm but also to maintain quality", said Attorney General Rutledge.
Attorneys general from Pennsylvania and Texas led the litigation. In a Class I recall, there is a "reasonable probability" that use of or exposure to a product may cause serious health problems or death.
"This case called into question the production of some of the most trusted and well-known brands available to consumers in CT and across the country", Attorney General George Jepsen said in a written statement.
Other attorneys general issued similar statements about their tolerance for marketing metal-laden or musty meds to the people of their states and districts.
The settlement announcement was made today by Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull.