If you pop in to 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.
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 Great Neck, there was no regular Tylenol or Tylenol Junior on the shelves Wednesday night at the CVS store at 1 Gussack Plaza. A company employee at the store said periodic shipments of the drug is expected.
In Great Neck, CVS can be found at the following locations:
- 1 Gussack Plaza, (516) 829-3300
- 510 Middle Neck Rd., (516) 487-2066
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