Friday, July 16, 2010

Tylenol Plant Lays Off 300 - Prescriptions Blog -

A unit of Johnson & Johnson involved in recent recalls of Tylenol and other over-the-counter drugs said late Thursday afternoon that it would overhaul manufacturing at the company plant that made the affected drugs, laying off about 75 percent of the plant’s employees.

The plant in Fort Washington, Pa., has been closed since April when McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the Johnson & Johnson unit, recalled an estimated 136 million bottles of liquid children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines because of potential product deficiencies.

McNeil said in a statement that it planned to reorganize operations at the plant and invest in new equipment. The company planned to eliminate about 300 of more than 400 jobs at the plant, because the facility may be out of service “for a protracted period of time,” the statement said.

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