Johnson & Johnson settles Oregon suit over Motrin buyback

Portland, Ore. • Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay Oregon more than $400,000 to settle a lawsuit over a nearly decade-old buyback of defective Motrin pills. The company discovered in 2008 that supplies of the painkiller manufactured in Puerto Rico failed to dissolve properly, which could lessen their effectiveness. Instead of doing a recall, the company hired a contractor to send secret shoppers out to buy the bad product from store shelves. The tactic was revealed in 2009 after a concerned se...

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