After cyanide-tainted Tylenol Extra Strength capsules were blamed for the deaths of seven people in the Chicago area in 1982, the McNeil Consumer Products division of Johnson & Johnson undertook one of the largest recalls ever ordered in the pharmaceutical industry.
In respect to this, what did Tylenol do to recover from the deaths in 1982?
According to TIME's 1982 report, Food and Drug Administration officials hypothesized that the killer bought Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules over the counter, injected cyanide into the red half of the capsules, resealed the bottles, and sneaked them back onto the shelves of drug and grocery stores.
Beside above, why was Tylenol taken off the market?
On Friday, the FDA said McNeil informed the agency that it had received 70 complaints and expanded its recall of over-the-counter drugs. The company said the smell was caused by a chemical called "2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA)," which is applied to wooden pallets that are used to transport and store packaging materials.
When was the Tylenol poisoning scare?
Why is cyanide so fast acting?
Cyanide is a famously fast-acting poison due to its ability to induce extreme chemical suffocation of cells and to disrupt enzymatic processes.