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J&J Blames Staff Cuts, Pfizer Deal for Tylenol Recall Flood

Johnson & Johnson’s flood of product recalls last year stemmed from poor management, staffing cuts and breakdowns in integrating the consumer unit it bought from Pfizer Inc., J&J said in court papers.

Top executives at the world’s second-largest health-care products company, though, aren’t to blame, J&J said in the filing.