J&J Recalls Risperdal drug for Schizophrenia
Johnson & Johnson has recalled thousands of bottles of Risperdal drug used to treat schizophrenia. The recall was effected after many consumers complained about an odor emanating from the products.
The odor is believed to be caused by a chemical named TBA. Over the last two years J&J has recalled many medical devices, prescription drugs and other medicines. Due to the same moldy odor reason, the company recalled its Benadryl, Motrin and Tylenol medicines last year.
TBA is not toxic, but its odor can be offensive. Besides some patients have said they suffered gastrointestinal symptoms after taking products that have this odor.
J&J reveals it is trying to fix quality problems at the plants which made the products that have been subsequently recalled in the past two years.