Summary Box: J&J Defends Insulin Pumps Amid Probe

By Salon Staff
January 12, 2012 4:36AM (UTC)
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FDA PROBE: The Food and Drug Administration tells Johnson & Johnson it could face fines over selling insulin pumps with faulty keypads and not promptly reporting serious injuries to diabetics using its OneTouch Ping and 2020 pumps.

COMPANY RESPONSE: J&J's Animas unit says the injured patients didn't follow pump directions and the keypads weren't a risk to people. It will soon respond to FDA's demand to correct violations.

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QUALITY LAPSES: It's at least the seventh J&J business in the last 2 1/2 years to run into problems with the FDA or recall products with safety or quality issues.


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