Lawsuit Targeting J&J’s Tylenol Rapid Release Gelcaps to Proceed in N.J. Federal Court
May 20, 2020
TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge has refused to dismiss a multi-plaintiff action accusing Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. of misrepresenting that its Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gelcaps relieve pain “even faster than before,” when in fact they work slower than acetaminophen.
In a May 19 order, Judge Brian Martinotti of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that the six plaintiffs have adequately alleged that J&J violated consumer protection laws by “confusing or misleading the public” via the drug’s labeling.
“Plaintiffs allege J&J sells the Rapid Release Gelcaps as an alternative to …