FACT FOOD #1021

Tylenol is a drug that is used to appease pain and fever. Its active compound is paracetamol. Tylenol is a brand name that was introduced in 1955 by McNeil Laboratories. It was later bought by Johnson & Johnson and is available over the counter since 1960. The name is derived from the chemical name N-aceTYL-para-aminophENOL.