About TYLENOL® 50 years of Science

Our Story

You can trust TYLENOL® products for all your family. Over more than 50 years, TYLENOL® has become the pain reliever most often recommended by doctors and health professionals. When used as directed - TYLENOL®  is proven to have the best balance of effective pain relief and safety for all ages.

The story of TYLENOL® begins in 1955 when pharmaceutical company McNeil Laboratories in the United States introduces doctors to a new prescription medicine for children that is safe.

Since that time, TYLENOL® has expanded into a worldwide name with adult and children’s products for pain and fever, and medicines specifically designed to relieve arthritis, sleeplessness, colds and coughs.

Throughout the company’s long life -- Robert McNeil opened a pharmacy in Philadelphia in 1879 – the focus has been on developing effective and safe medicines. This commitment to health and safety was most dramatically illustrated in 1982 when the McNeil response to a criminal tampering incident led to creation of the first safety sealed tamper resistant packaging.

In 1959, the company was taken over by Johnson & Johnson, a multinational pharmaceutical and consumer health products company which today has worldwide sales of more than US$65 billion in 175 countries.

For more than 50 years, TYLENOL® has been approved for sale over the counter without a prescription. The range of TYLENOL® products has grown steadily, always with the aim to create better lives through better health.

Today, TYLENOL® is a truly global brand. In many countries, it is the pain reliever most recommended by doctors and most used in hospitals.

 

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    The TYLENOL® Safety Difference

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    FAQ's

    Answers to the most frequently asked questions about TYLENOL® products.

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