Perrigo Announces First-To-Market Launch Of The OTC Store Brand Equivalent To Women's Rogaine® Foam
DUBLIN, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced the first-to-market launch of the over-the-counter ("OTC") store brand equivalent to Women's Rogaine® 5% minoxidil foam (minoxidil topical aerosol, 5% foam). First shipments of this new store foam have already been initiated. This product is packaged and marketed as a store brand or retailer 'own label' brand and provides consumers a high-quality, value alternative to the Women's Rogaine® 5% minoxidil foam product.
Women's Rogaine® 5% minoxidil foam (minoxidil topical aerosol, 5% foam) is indicated to regrow hair on top of the scalp. Annual sales for the 12 months ending February 2017 were approximately $20 million.
Perrigo's CEO John T. Hendrickson stated, "This final approval and OTC launch is another example of introducing new store brand products that are equivalent to the national brand while providing consumers with a lower cost alternative in the marketplace. As always, Perrigo is committed to making quality healthcare more affordable for our customers and consumers around the world."
Perrigo Company plc, a leading global over-the-counter ("OTC") consumer goods company, offers patients and customers high quality products at affordable prices. From its beginnings in 1887 as a packager of generic home remedies, Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of OTC healthcare products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. The Company is also a leading provider of generic extended topical prescription products in the U.S. and currently receives royalties from sales of the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri®. Perrigo provides "Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®" across a wide variety of product categories and geographies primarily in North America, Europe and Australia, as well as in other markets, including Israel, China and Latin America. Visit Perrigo online at (http://www.perrigo.com).
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