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J&J Recalls Motrin Caplets That May Work Slowly

11:59 AM, Dec 22, 2011   |    comments
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of Motrin pain relievers, at least the sixth in two years.

It's part of a string of more than two dozen recalls of consumer health products, prescription drugs and medical devices over 2 1/2 years.

This time, it's because Motrin IB pills may not dissolve and begin working as soon as intended as they approach their three-year expiration date. That could delay relief of pain.

The recall covers Motrin IB coated caplets and coated tablets, in packages with either 24 pills or 30 pills.

A company spokeswoman said Thursday that J&J is only recalling packages from retailers, not consumers, because there's no safety concern.

LINDA A. JOHNSON
AP Business Writer

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