New book links '82 Tylenol deaths to J&J

September 26, 2011 2:53:51 PM PDT
A new book came on Monday about the Tylenol poisonings which killed seven people in the Chicago area in 1982.

A former Johnson and Johnson employee suggests the pill tampering took place in the company's production or distribution channels.

Scott Bartz spent the past three and a half years researching his self-published book called "The Tylenol Mafia." The book claims that company executives and federal agencies steered the investigation in the wrong direction to avoid liability.

Johnson & Johnson declined to comment on the book, and in a statement to our news partner the Daily Herald said the allegations have "no merit."