Chewable Zyrtec Off Shelves Until 2012, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Says

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Consumers searching for Children's Zyrtec Chewable Tablets to to treat their kids' allergies will have a long wait until the over-the-counter medication is back on store shelves.

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare is moving production of Children's Zyrtec chewables from an outside supplier to its in-house manufacturing -- a move that will keep the product out of stores until 2012, McNeil spokesman Marc Boston told Consumer Ally. Unlike other Zyrtec products that were part of one of McNeil's staggering run of recalls last year, this was a "planned transition" and the product is not under recall.

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