Monday, January 23, 2012

Motrin May Have to Warn About Skin Loss

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Johnson & Johnson must face allegations that it did not properly warn consumers that Children's Motrin may cause permanent disabilities like blindness and massive skin loss, a federal judge ruled.

It has been known for decades that generic ibuprofen can cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and its deadlier form known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). These extremely rare life-threatening conditions can cause the top layer of skin to detach, resulting in massive skin loss. They especially affect mucous membranes such as the mouth, eyes and female genitalia.

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