June 29, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday initiated another recall at the retail level of one product lot (60,912 bottles) of Tylenol extra strength caplets in 225-count bottles because of a small number of odor reports, including a musty, moldy odor.

April 20, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that distribution of McNeil Consumer Healthcare consumer products will slow in the coming months as the company shifts production of its over-the-counter medicines to other manufacturing plants and implements additional third-party quality controls within those plants.

March 31, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

March 30, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday recalled one product lot of the analgesic Tylenol 8 Hour extended-release caplets 150-count bottles distributed in the United States, and three brands at the wholesale level.

March 14, 2011

McNeil last week finalized the terms of a consent decree of permanent injunction with the Food and Drug Administration for manufacturing facilities operated by the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico; Fort Washington, Pa.; and Lancaster, Pa.

February 18, 2011

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — McNeil Consumer’s absence from cough-cold and analgesic aisles, including several pediatric formulations, will extend into the fourth quarter, Johnson and Johnson executives told analysts in January. 


February 18, 2011



McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently parlayed its Tylenol brand franchise into external analgesics to quite a bit of success. For the four weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, Precise “from the makers of Tylenol” became the No. 3 best-selling heat patch, with $1.9 million in sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to Symphony­IRI Group. And its pain-relieving cream similarly broke in among the top-selling brands — No. 9 with $1.3 million in sales for the four-week period.

January 17, 2011

After announcing its voluntary recall of certain products at a wholesaler level on Friday, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division provided an update on its internal assessment phase of its comprehensive action plan.

January 14, 2011

In consultation with the Food and Drug Administration, McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Friday voluntarily recalled certain lots of Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain and Tylenol upper respiratory products, as well as certain lots of Benadryl, Sudafed PE and Sinutab products at the wholesale level.

December 17, 2010

Prestige Brands Holdings on Thursday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets associated with the Dramamine business in the United States from McNeil Consumer Healthcare for $76 million in cash.

December 10, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday voluntarily recalled all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews and Rolaids Multisymptom Plus Antigas Softchews distributed in the United States. McNeil is taking this action following some consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles.

October 18, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has pulled a lot of Tylenol off the market, following complaints of...

October 11, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently parlayed its Tylenol brand franchise into external analgesics....

September 29, 2010

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it plans to ship limited quantities of one of...

September 16, 2010

The Emerson Group on Thursday announced the addition of Matthew Poli to the company, effective...

September 15, 2010

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Ed Towns, D-N.Y., on Thursday announced that...

August 18, 2010

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson chairman and...

July 20, 2010

Well-established national brands, or “beacon brands,” are crucial in attracting shoppers to a particular set,...

July 19, 2010

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday updated its earnings guidance for full-year 2010 to $4.65 to...

July 11, 2010

Regional retail pharmacy chain Kerr Drug has hired former GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson executive...

July 8, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday issued yet another recall of 21 lots of over-the-counter medicines....

June 21, 2010

Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., on Tuesday announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government...

June 15, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare once again is recalling certain lots of its products as it is...

June 6, 2010

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last month opened an investigation into McNeil Consumer...