McNeil recalls 53,892 Imodium packages

    Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil division has issued a recall to wholesalers of more than 50,000 packages if Imodium, the company’s diarrhea, cramps and gas reliever.

    The Multi-Symptom Relief 18-caplet packages could have been affected by a packaging issue that causes small holes in the blister packs. According to the company’s recall warning, improvements have already been made to the packaging.
    Customers are warned they may not receive the medicine’s full benefit if they take a caplet from a damaged packet. But because the recall is at the wholesale level, “there are no safety concerns or adverse events related to the reason for the recall.”

    The Wall Street Journal health blog has a list of McNeil recalls.

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