Johnson & Johnson Recalls Schizophrenia Drug for Mold

by William White | September 12, 2013 10:34 am

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Schizophrenia Drug for Mold

jnj logo Johnson & Johnson Recalls Schizophrenia Drug for Mold[1]Johnson & Johnson (JNJ[2]) is recalling 5,000 vials[3] of its schizophrenia drug, Risperdal Consta, due to concerns of mold.

One batch of the drug was found to contain alternaria alternata, a mold commonly found in the area. There have yet to be any negative reports regarding the medicine, but Johnson & Johnson says that injection site reactions could happen. The 5,000 vials being recalled are what’s left of the 70,000 vials that were originally manufactured. The vials are mostly located with wholesalers, distributors, pharmacies and doctor’s offices. Johnson & Johnson claims that the risk to patients is low and that the recall won’t affect its Risperdal medication that is taken orally, reports Bloomberg.

“The quality of our products is a primary concern of ours, and all of our products undergo rigorous testing,” a Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal[4].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/jnj-logo.jpg
  2. JNJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JNJ
  3. 5,000 vials: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-11/j-j-recalls-some-of-schizophrenia-drug-after-mold-found.html
  4. The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864604579069562068648566.html

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