Lawrence Foster | Former J&J official, 88
Lawrence Foster, 88, a former Johnson & Johnson official who helped steer the health-care giant through the Tylenol poisonings in the 1980s, died Thursday at his Westfield, N.J., home after a brief illness, his family announced Sunday.
A former journalist and editor with the Newark Evening News, Mr. Foster was J&J's vice president of public relations when the Tylenol poisonings occurred. He helped devise the strategy the company used to keep the public informed.
Mr. Foster spent 33 years with New Brunswick-based J&J before retiring in 1990. - AP