MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE ISSUES CLARIFICATION ON PEDIATRIC ACETAMINOPHEN IN CANADA

-All Infants' and Children's TYLENOL® Products Containing Acetaminophen Will Continue to Be Available in Canada-

MARKHAM, ON, May 5 /CNW/ - McNeil Consumer Healthcare division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. (Canada) issued a statement today confirming that all Infants' and Children's TYLENOL® products containing acetaminophen will continue to be sold in Canada at their current concentrations.

The statement follows release of information yesterday that McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. in the U.S., has made a voluntary change to move to a single concentration of acetaminophen for single ingredient Infants' and Children's TYLENOL® products sold in the U.S. The change has been made to standardize dosing across their products and age groups.

At this time there is no plan to move to a single concentration for Infants' and Children's TYLENOL® products in Canada.  In Canada, the concentration of acetaminophen and dosing directions for pediatric products is carefully regulated by Health Canada. The labelling standard governing these products in Canada was updated in late 2009.

Acetaminophen has been used by millions of people throughout the world for over three decades and has a well established record of safety. Infants' and Children's TYLENOL® products continue to be safe and effective when used as directed.  Users should always carefully read and follow label instructions.

Should parents have questions, they can call Johnson & Johnson Inc.'s Consumer Contact Center number:  877-414-7711.

SOURCE McNeil Consumer Healthcare

For further information:

Krista Scaldwell, V.P. Communications and Public Affairs
905-968-2415 (office)
647-964-7458
Kscaldw1@its.jnj.com

Health Canada: 613-957-2983

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