Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Over-the-Counter Drug Noncompliance with Good Manufacturing Practices

Forty-two states and the District of Columbia reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over allegations that the company’s over-the-counter drugs didn’t comply with federal manufacturing standards. The lawsuits alleged that J&J’s McNeil PPC subsidiary promoted their drugs as complying with federal good manufacturing practices, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that some of the company’s manufacturing facilities were out of compliance between 2009 and 2011. The alleged compliance issues resulted in the recall of products including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph aspirin, Sudafed, Pepcid, Mylanta, Rolaids, and Zyrtec.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johnson & Johnson $33,000,000
Further Information Released
District of Columbia AG Press Release 5/24/2017
Florida Complaint 5/24/2017
Florida Final Judgment 5/24/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database