If you lived through the early '80s, you have memories of the horror of murders from Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. The news sent McNeil Consumer
Products, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that manufactures Tylenol,
the country’s top-selling pain reliever "into a tailspin from which many predicted it
could not recover," per the Chicago Tribune
. "The fact that it did has become the subject of numerous books and college lectures, held up as a shining example of corporate ethics and crisis
The safety seals the company introduced after the killings are found on all manner of over-the-counter medications and food products today, making tamper-evident packaging one
of the horrific crime’s most enduring legacies."
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