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Breaking: Tylenol maker to pay $25 million for selling metal-contaminated children’s drugs

Breaking: Tylenol maker to pay $25 million for selling metal-contaminated children’s drugs

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary agreed to plead guilty late Tuesday to federal criminal charges of selling liquid drugs for children contaminated with metals.

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It comes as no surprise that yet another drug company pleads  guilty today to  criminal charges, but we’re   a bit shocked they only have to pay  a mere $25 million for the irreversible  damage they have done.

The contaminated drugs (some listed below) were given to infants, kids and adults. From the Reuters piece just out:

There were far-reaching multiple recalls… involving hundreds of millions of bottles and packages of consumer brands such as Tylenol, Motrin, Rolaids, Benadryl and other products due to faulty manufacturing. The recalls kept widely used products such as Children’s Tylenol off pharmacy shelves and seriously tarnished J&J’s once-sterling reputation.

A manufacturer of over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medications has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold products that contained metal particles.

Court documents unsealed Tuesday say McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, will acknowledge selling adulterated bottles of Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol and Children’s Motrin. The company agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case.

Court documents say metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium, were introduced during the manufacturing process. Prosecutors said McNeil failed to take immediate steps to fix the problem.

What is more amazing is how ineffective the FDA was in all of this.  From another article (Reuters)

  In addition to metal particles getting into liquid medicines, there were moldy odors and labeling problems. For example, the label for Sudafed allergy tablets incorrectly repeated the word “not” to say “do not not divide, crush, chew or dissolve the tablet.”

In the case involving metal particles, the troubles began in May 2009 when a consumer complained after noticing “black specks” in the bottom of a bottle of Infants’ Tylenol. The specks were found to be nickel and chromium particles.

So children and adults  were ingesting moldy products with nickel, chromium and iron?  I hardly think 25 million will pay the bill (where does the money even go?) How do we know these babies and kids (and adults) didn’t develop something serious as a result of  being unknowingly given metals and possible mold. How did mold  and metal even get into the products in the first place? If it’s hundreds of millions of bottles of drugs can we even track who was injured (or who might have died from a drug interaction (or should we say metal interaction) Do we even know the quantities of metal? I imagine a newborn ingesting a ton of nickel is not a good thing.

The articles also explain that Johnson & Johnson went down $900 million in sales and is no longer the trusted brand they once were (really? I never trusted them and always had bad allergic reactions to their baby shampoo which was anything but “natural”)  Perhaps the tides are finally turning and folks will finally learn that these drug and chemical companies cannot be trusted. If you buy your cleaning products, drugs that you feed your infants and children, shampoos and soaps to wash your child  from drug companies-  you’re not doing your due diligence. Check out organic products without the harmful chemicals (or free doses of metals added) and do yourself and your family a favor by dumping these harmful companies that obviously do not care about you or the health of your child and where money is the bottom line for them. At any cost.

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Coolio Partners With PornHub.com To Release New Music & Videos

Coolio Partners With PornHub.com To Release New Music & Videos

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Take it to the HUB

In a case of new age media meets old school talent, with a splash of straigh up wacky; 90′s mainstay, Coolio has teamed up with one of the web’s most popular pornography websites, PornHub.com.

As part of the deal Coolio will release all of his new music through the Porn Hub, and they’ve even provided video girls and a production team for his new music video “Take It To The Hub”.  Whats most interesting is  how Coolio is choosing to word his statement regarding the partnership; he told TMZ

 

Pornhub.com agreed to provide all the “talent” for his video — “Take it to the Hub” — and in exchange he’s going to debut all his new music on the website.

 

This is humorous because it seems pretty evident that the 46th most popular website in the united states (76 in the world *) is not really the one who’s benefiting from the relationship, but for Coolio we can’t really imagine he’s getting any better looks than this.

 

What do you think of this new collaboration, let us know on Facebook & Twitter.

 

In the meantime check out a behind the scenes look at the music video for “take it to the hub”

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Prince Gains His Catalog in Landmark Deal With Warner Bros.; New Album Coming

Prince Gains His Catalog in Landmark Deal With Warner Bros.; New Album Coming

The legendary artist returns to Warner Bros. Records, will re-release “Purple Rain” and “other planned projects”

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Prince has returned to Warner Bros. Records after 18 years with a deal that will see him regain ownership of his catalog. His classic Warner albums like “Dirty Mind,” “Controversy” and “1999” will continue to be licensed through Warner Bros as part of a new global agreement.

As part of the deal, Prince’s classic “Purple Rain” album will be re-released in a remastered deluxe version in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and movie. Other planned re-issue projects will follow and Prince will issue a new album too, although it is unclear if that title is a part of the deal.

“A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye (sic) are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,” Prince said in a statement

Prince famously had a highly publicized and turbulent split from Warner Bros. in 1996 when he called himself a slave to the label, changed his name to a symbol, and condemned the way the major label system worked.

This deal marks a new era as the ability to terminate master recording copyright after 35 years was granted in the Copyright Revision Act of 1976 and became effective in 1978, the year that Prince’s debut album came out.

Prince albums have scanned 18.5 million units in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan’s inception in 1991; albums issued by Warner Bros. Records have sold 14.3 million units, Billboard calculates based on SoundScan’s data.

As 2013 loomed, record label executives and artists managers said that they were unsure how copyright terminations and ownership reversions would play out as they expected a precedent-setting court case to decide whether the “work-for-hire” clause in standard recording contracts could successfully be challenged by artists. Works created under work-for-hire contracts are not eligible for copyright reversion. But privately some label executives have also said that in some instances the wiser course might be to negotiate the reversions and retain control of issuing artists’ catalog eligible for copyright terminations.

In cutting what appears to be a landmark deal, Prince has chosen to remain with the label that was the subject of his ire back in the 1990’s avoiding a risky and costly legal battle and still regains ownership of his catalog.

Financial terms and length of the licensing deal were not disclosed; nor does the announcement make clear on whether the artist is gaining ownership of his catalog all at once; or more likely as each album becomes eligible for copyright termination.

The Warner Music Group decline to provide further comment on the details of the deal. But Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said in a statement: “Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world’s biggest stars and a truly unique talent. We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces.”

By  at Billboard

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