Another Update on Tylenol,Motrin, Zyrtec Recall (7/15/10)

The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of Johnson & Johnson (scary how much conglomerates like Johnson & Johnson own–isn't it?!) just announced that they will be laying off about 300 employees at their Fort Washington, Pennsylvania factory as a result of all of the quality overhaul that is taking place.

I'm assuming that this is supposed to make customers feel better…but it doesn't really make me feel better–does it work for you?  Now, on top of being worried about the quality of children's products, I also feel terrible about all those people who now have no jobs.  How many of them are actually high up enough on the totem pole of Johnson & Johnson to suffer for this fiasco?

Ah generics, how much do I love thee 🙂

Is Lindsey Lohan’s train-wreck a result of bad parenting?

You've got to feel for that poor girl–what a train wreck.

According to the latest reports, her sentence includes the loophole to take a variety of heavy-duty prescription meds while incarcerated.   It makes me wonder whether the courts have given up on this girl so whole-heartedly that a decision was made to keep her as incoherent as possible while she serves her sentence.

As a parent of little ones, I can't help but wonder what combination of events created the disaster that is currently Miss Lohan…and how much blame rests on the heads of her two crazy parents.  If she didn't have a megalomaniacal father who has been jailed himself and a wanna-be-teenage mom, would her situation be the same?  It's so easy to lay blame…and to say that it could never happen to my children.