That’s the headline for a recent expose on Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturing fiasco. This article should be mandatory reading for everyone in the industry.
William Weldon trots out the same excuses and tries to make the same reassurances. Weldon is quoted by BusinessWeek as saying: “I think that everything has been overshadowed by one company [McNeil]” and continues by saying, “This is not a systemic problem. This is not an issue around J&J.” It’s unclear just how William Weldon has come to such a conclusion. The recalls have spread around the world and more J&J/non-McNeil facilities have been implicated. It’s not just toxic Tylenol being recalled – it is also DuPuy, Cordis and other J&J companies. The evidence is irrefutable.