UPDATE: 1/16 at 5:10 p.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.
Tylenol is not as available in CVS around the local area as one may think.
According to the New York Daily News, CVS 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. Stores in Bellmore and Merrick confirmed to Patch that they do not have any Tylenol in stock.
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From the Daily News: 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 said.
Local pharmacists say that the CVS brand equivalent is still available in stores, as is many other over-the-counter medications that address the same issues.
In Bellmore and Merrick, CVS can be found at the following locations:
- 2145 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore
- 2660 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore
- 2034 North Jerusalem Road, North Bellmore
- 2151 Johnston Place, Merrick Mall Shopping Center, Merrick
- 2291 Merrick Road, Merrick
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