Tylenol Out at West Islip CVS

Manufacturing problems also left the CVS in West Babylon and Deer Park with little or no supplies of the pain reliever.

A manufacturing problem at Tylenol parent Johnson & Johnson has left many area CVS stores without the popular pain reliever.

The CVS in West Islip is currently out of Tylenol, though it has plenty of its own brand of Acetaminophen.

Nearby CVS pharmacies in Deer Park and North Babylon are also out of the pain reliever.

A CVS spokesman told Reuters that CVS will try to have Tylenol in stores in each market, but will not be able to stock every store. 

Tylenol has battled manufacturing issues for years, and that's led to customers being more comfortable taking private-label versions of Acetaminophen, which is Tylenol's chemical name.

Also from the Reuters report:

In 2009, before the recalls started, Tylenol had 56 percent of the U.S. market share for acetaminophen, according to Euromonitor, a market research data firm. In 2012, that was down to 24 percent. At the same time, private-label market share has grown from 32 percent to 62 percent.


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