Tylenol® Rapid Release Gelcaps

May 2020: A federal judge dismissed certain claims but allowed the false advertising claims to move forward.

July 2019: The same named plaintiff, along with several other individuals, filed a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a New Jersey court similarly alleging that Tylenol® rapid release products do not work faster than non-rapid release products.

May 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice, the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

November 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Tylenol® rapid release gelcaps work faster than other acetaminophen products when, according to plaintiffs, the products do not work faster than non-rapid release products. (Hernandez et al v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., Case No. 18-cv-2422, C.D. Cal.)

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