Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Adulterated Infants’ and Children’s Over-the-Counter Liquid Medicines

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC pleaded guilty to a charge of delivering for introduction into interstate commerce adulterated infants’ and children’s over-the-counter liquid medicines manufactured at its facility in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. McNeil also paid a $20 million criminal fine and $5 million forfeiture. The medicines, infants’ and children’s Tylenol and Motrin, were not manufactured, processed, packed, or held in conformance with current good manufacturing practices, in violation of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Foreign materials such as metal particles were discovered in some of the bottles.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johnson & Johnson $25,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/10/2015
Guilty Plea and Sentencing Memorandum 3/10/2015
Criminal Information 3/9/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database