Maybe they can sell them as “Plus Iron”

Perrigo Company, which makes store-brand equivalents of name-brand over-the-counter drugs, some of which I use, is recalling 11 million bottles of 500-mg acetaminophen caplets after discovering metal fragments in about 200 individual pills.

The company blames premature wear of its pill-stamping equipment. No injuries have so far been reported, and no severe injuries are expected.

Acetaminophen is the generic form of the drug sold as Tylenol®. No Tylenol-branded products are affected by the recall. The affected batches are listed here.


  1. Erica »

    13 November 2006 · 9:22 pm

    Coincidentally, my company is in the process of inking a deal with them. Let’s see how well that progresses now….

    The insider’s perspective: If the actual pill-stamping equipment is coughing up that much metal, they are in really bad shape and they REALLY should have caught that sooner.

  2. CGHill »

    13 November 2006 · 9:39 pm

    Yeah, you’d think the tools actually disintegrating in operation would have been something of a clue. But apparently not.

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