That was part of an embarrassing spate of J&J recalls of artificial joints, contact lenses, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines that began in September 2009. Reasons range from contamination with bacteria and incorrect levels of a drug's active ingredient to a nauseating smell on containers and liquid medicines that may contain tiny metal shavings.Lost product sales and expensive, ongoing factory upgrades have cost the company, based in New Brunswick, N.J., well over $1 billion.
Feds Probe J&J On Recalled Hip Implant Marketing
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