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Update: Tylenol Not Recalled from CVS Drug Stores

McNeil Consumer Healthcare continues to work in partnership with CVS to expand the availability of the pain reliever.

Editor's Note: In the original story, Patch stated that Tylenol had been recalled, but has since learned that the information provided by a pharmacist at a local CVS was incorrect. Please read the information below for clarification.

Update: Jan. 17, 8:50 a.m:

"McNeil Consumer Healthcare continues to work in partnership with CVS to expand the availability of Tylenol and Extra Strength Tylenol in their stores," the statement read. "We expect that recent changes to CVS’s store planning approach will make these two products more available to more consumers overall."

"We encourage consumers to use the product locator on Tylenol.com to help find product in their area," they added.


If you go in a CVS looking for Tylenol and can no longer find a bottle, the reason might be more complicated than your branch simply selling out. 

The drugstore chain has changed how it stocks Tylenol at its stores in the wake of manufacturing problems at the drug's maker, Johnson & Johnson, that have disrupted supplies for more than three years, the New York Daily News reports.

Under the new plan, CVS will try to have Tylenol in stores in each market, but will "not have it in every store," spokesman Michael DeAngelis told The News.

Local pharmacists say that the CVS brand equivalent is still available in stores, as is many other over-the-counter pain relieving medications that address the same issues.

In Brooklyn, CVS can be found at the following locations:

  • 341 9th St., (718) 499-3414
  • 156 Henry St., (718) 237-5001
  • 218 Myrtle Ave., (718) 596-2460
  • 150 Court St., (718) 237-5881
  • 395 Court St., (718) 222-1193

Are you concerned with the recall of Tylenol products? Do you think the store brand is essentially the same? Tell us in the comments section below.

Judy Klein February 19, 2013 at 01:23 AM
I do not think store brand pain relievers are the same as Tylenol. I cannot take ibuprofen and my dr. tells me to take Tylenol but I have not had any luck in finding the product. I miss my Tylenol PM!

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