Double negative causes Johnson & Johnson recall

    Don’t not read this story just because you’re sick of hearing about Johnson & Johnson recalls. See what we did there?

    The latest J&J recall isn’t for a medicine that will make you sick, give you a rash or having you seeing double. It’s just the result of sloppy editing.

    WHYY’s Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler found the latest recall news via the Wall Street Journal. Looks as if J&J is serving up a nice dose of the double negative.

    “Do not not divide, crush, chew, or dissolve the tablet,” reads the label on Sudafed 24 Hour Extended-Release packages. Nine lots of the 10-tablet packages are affected, but Sudafed users don’t appear to have been.

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    More than 600,000 packages have the error on them, but since the blister packs inside the box have the correct directions, returns aren’t necessary. Mocking, though, is encouraged.

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