Retailers Cope With Big OTC Recall

ALLEGAN, Mich. Over 100 retailers and wholesalers, more than 25 of which are supermarkets, were affected by the massive recall of store-brand acetaminophen earlier this month. The voluntary recall initiated by generic over-the-counter drug manufacturer Perrigo Co. here asked stores to pull about 11 million bottles of 500-milligram caplets off shelves. Acetaminophen is the generic equivalent of Tylenol,

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Over 100 retailers and wholesalers, more than 25 of which are supermarkets, were affected by the massive recall of store-brand acetaminophen earlier this month.

The voluntary recall initiated by generic over-the-counter drug manufacturer Perrigo Co. here asked stores to pull about 11 million bottles of 500-milligram caplets off shelves. Acetaminophen is the generic equivalent of Tylenol, which is made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Fort Washington, Pa.

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