Major Medicine Recall Underway

A major medicine recall is underway, because the package could be dangerous to your children.

Seven-hundred thousand packages of Vicks Dayquil Cold and Flu are under recall. The 24-count bonus pack liquicaps are the ones in question. Officials say the pills contain acetaminophen and the packaging is not child-proof. The packages also lack the required poison prevention statement "this package for households without young children."

No injuries have been reported. Proctor and Gamble is issuing refunds..

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  • by crazy Location: fountain on Dec 22, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    everyone is trying to blame somoen else for their inactions. i think it is really sad people try to sue to get money instead of being able to earn it. if we could find a way to keep all the businesses over here to keep everyone employed that needs to work, MAYBE JUST MAYBE people would not be looking for a hand out or blaming someone else for irresponsibility.
  • by Jim Location: SC on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    I'm with you Audra. Back then our parents took responsibility for their actions and didn't automatically blame their stupidity on someone else like a manufacturer of a product. Yes tragic accidents did happened, but we took the responsibility for them and didn't blame somebody else for our own stupidity.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:50 PM
    What a pathetic waste. You know, it's amazing... I grew up in a time frame when most of these OMG U MIGHT DIE panics and resulting "preventatives" didn't exist... and we survived it. I mean when I was too young to know better, that sort of thing just wasnt within reach. When I was old enough to understand, then I was old enough to be responsible around it. Simple. Go ahead, I'm sure someone will blast away about the idea that not everyone takes said precautions.. or accidents happen... but Im sick of having to practically get a hammer & chisel to beat the living H out of the packaging around the meds I need to get into.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Dec 21, 2009 at 04:54 AM
    Oops! I forgot to sign in for the post about the NyQuil information. I just found it to be interesting in relationship to the new health care reform bill being passed through so quickly. My husband says the NyQuil really works for a cold, so he would be unhappy if it were not available anymore.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    I found this information: "Here’s the real reason for the potential Nyquil ban. Manufacturers could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in sales if combination drugs are pulled from the market. Total sales of all acetaminophen drugs reached $2.6 billion last year, with 80 percent of the market comprised of over-the-counter products. It’s all about crippling the drug companies so that their only source of revenue is from the eventual government-run health care system. When the bulk of your income comes from one source, it’s pretty hard to publicly oppose that source. With over-the-counter remedies removed, drug companies will become more reliant on income from prescription drugs. And the biggest customer for prescription drugs will be the US Government, paying off the tabs of the patients in the government-run option." It sounds like a manufacturing error. Proctor & Gamble use several countires for that.

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