FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McNEIL-PPC, Inc. announced today that the company has finalized the terms of a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction (Consent Decree) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for manufacturing facilities operated by the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. in Las Piedras, PR, Fort Washington, PA, and Lancaster, PA. The Consent Decree is subject to approval by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In July 2010, McNeil submitted to the FDA and has been diligently implementing a Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP) to improve quality systems at its U.S. manufacturing facilities. McNeil believes that the terms of the Consent Decree recognize the progress made in remediation efforts to date, and are consistent with the commitments the company has made as part of the CAP. The Consent Decree allows McNeil to continue the work already initiated under the CAP, and identifies procedures that will help provide additional assurance of product quality to the FDA.
Under the terms of the Consent Decree, the company will continue to operate the manufacturing facilities in Las Piedras, PR and Lancaster, PA. The company will work with an independent expert who will inspect these sites and issue recommendations. Based on these findings, the company will develop remediation plans to address observations identified by the independent expert. These plans will be submitted to the FDA and are subject to the agency's approval. In addition, the company and the FDA have agreed on a plan to have the independent expert review certain manufacturing records at the two sites while remediation is ongoing to ensure that products released from the sites continue to meet quality standards. The company expects that the Consent Decree will govern the company's operation of the facilities for a period of at least five years following the completion of the remediation plan.'/>"/>
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