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Perrigo Launches Novel Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablet to Treat Frequent Heartburn
- Consumer friendly dosing provides patients with needed heartburn alternative
- Innovative line-extension product furthers category growth, where no national brand offering currently exists

DUBLIN, April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) and its partner Dexcel Pharma Technologies, Ltd., today announced the launch of store brand Omeprazole Delayed Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets 20mg (Omeprazole ODT), an over-the-counter (OTC) medication to treat frequent heartburn. Omeprazole ODT is an FDA-approved medication, featuring MelTech melt-in-your-mouth technology, that dissolves in the mouth without water. This product is packaged and marketed as a store brand or retailer 'own label' brand and will provide consumers with a high-quality option for treating frequent heartburn.

"Consumers want a heartburn medication that provides effective, long-term relief, but they also want a product that is easy and convenient to take," said Jeff Needham, Executive Vice President and President, Consumer Healthcare Americas. "Our novel Omeprazole ODT product combines the effective heartburn relief of omeprazole with innovative MelTech melt-in-your-mouth technology that heartburn sufferers desire. Perrigo is excited to be the first to bring this innovation to the heartburn OTC category while still delivering quality, affordable store-brand products to consumers. Perrigo will continue to invest in these types of opportunities, where national brand alternatives do not currently exist. Our marketing and regulatory teams are leading innovation to drive growth and meet the needs of consumers, patients and families."

According to IRI, retail sales of omeprazole (as an active ingredient) are more than $600 million for the last 12 months, when combining store brand and the nationally advertised brand, Prilosec OTC®.*

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About Perrigo

Perrigo Company plc, a leading global healthcare company, delivers value to its customers and consumers by providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®. Founded in 1887 as a packager of home remedies, Perrigo has built a unique business model that is best described as the convergence of a fast-moving consumer goods company, a high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing organization and a world-class supply chain network. Perrigo is one of the world's largest manufacturers of over-the-counter ("OTC") healthcare products and suppliers of infant formulas for the store brand market. The Company also is a leading provider of branded OTC products throughout Europe, as well as a leading producer of "extended topical" prescription drugs. Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, sells its products primarily in North America and Europe, as well as in other markets, including Australia, Israel and China. Visit Perrigo online at (

*Prilosec OTC® is a registered trademark of Procter & Gamble. Store Brand Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets and Orally Disintegrating Tablets are not made by or affiliated with Procter & Gamble.

About Dexcel Pharma

Dexcel Pharma is a privately-held, international specialty pharmaceutical company based in Israel. Founded in 1968, Dexcel Pharma develops, manufactures and markets value adding branded and generic pharmaceutical products based on its proprietary drug delivery systems, including the MELTech Technology, that enables orally-disintegrating tablet formulations with delayed-release and extended-release profiles.

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