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After Children’s Motrin judgment, many skeptical of over-the-counter drugs

Local consumers said Thursday they are less confident about the safety of popular over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen, after a Plymouth family whose daughter suffered a horrific reaction to Children’s Motrin was awarded a $63 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson.

“I’m scared of pills,” said Alexander Ruiz, 20, of Framingham. “Just because things are FDA approved, that doesn’t mean anything. Thank you very much; I’m going to get over my headache on my own.”

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