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Oregon Piles on Johnson & Johnson

The Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced today that a lawsuit has been filed claiming that Johnson & Johnson should not have left its defective Motrin on the market.

The allegations are problematic for J&J. The lawsuit claims that instead of coming clean, J&J planned a “phantom recall” by quietly pulling the defective product.

Again, I appreciate Oregon’s view. But the real end game is stopping and punishing drug and medical device companies when they are putting the public in real danger as opposed to selling a product that smells bad. I think there may be a forest for the trees problem.