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How Well Did Johnson & Johnson Handle the Tylenol Crisis?

Tylenol was first introduced in 1955 by McNeil Laboratories. It was first sold as an Elixir for Children, but today, millions of people use it. But did you know about the Tylenol crisis that changed the way we consume medication today? The Tylenol murders occurred in 1982. During this time, Johnson & Johnson recalled 31 …

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How Did the Tylenol Murders Influence Medicine Packaging Today?

Back in 1982 there were several deaths in Chicago. After further investigation, medical personnel were able to identify that the victims died of cyanide poisoning. But how did it happen? The common denominator of the deaths were linked to the consumption of Tylenol. Back then, medicine was just packed in the containers without a safety …

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