DUBLIN, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) and its partner Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) announced the launch of combination guaifenesin 600mg and pseudoephedrine HCl 60mg extended-release tablets to retail and wholesale customers. First shipments of this new store branded product started in December and represents a first-to-market accomplishment for Allergan and Perrigo.
These products are packaged and marketed as store brands or retailer 'own label' brands and provide consumers a high-quality, value alternative to the Mucinex® D extended-release product.
Mucinex® D 600mg Extended-Release tablets (guaifenesin 600mg and pseudoephedrine HCl 60mg extended-release tablets), an expectorant and nasal decongestant indicated to relieve chest congestion in combination with sinus congestion and pressure, had sales of approximately $46 million through food, drug and mass merchants during the last 12 months.
"This first-to-market launch illustrates the power of combining Allergan's world-class generics R&D capabilities with Perrigo's leadership in OTC and store brand products," said Robert Stewart, Allergan's Executive Vice President & President, Generics and Global Operations. "By leveraging our combined expertise, we are making a high-quality, more affordable store brand alternative to the Mucinex® D extended-release product available for the first time to patients in the U.S., and delivering on our shared commitment to providing patients around the globe with increased access to affordable, high-quality medicines."
Perrigo's Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "This launch is a significant milestone in the partnership between Perrigo and Allergan, and we are pleased to be the first company to bring this complex product to the market. This is another excellent example of Perrigo's commitment to making quality healthcare more affordable for consumers around the globe. Additionally, we are excited to launch the balance of the range of five additional Mucinex®-comparable products to the U.S. store brand market over the course of the first half of calendar year 2016. A full range of Mucinex® comparable products for the store brand market has been eagerly anticipated by retailers and consumers to provide them high-quality, value alternatives to the national brand."
Separately, Perrigo announced the temporary suspension of sales of its Guaifenesin 600mg extended- release product pending the resolution of challenges related to an excipient used in the production of the product. This suspension is expected to have a minimal impact to Perrigo's fourth quarter 2015 adjusted earnings per share.
Allergan plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative branded pharmaceuticals, high-quality generic and over-the-counter medicines and biologic products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide valuable treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, cardiovascular and anti-infective therapeutic categories, and operates the world's third-largest global generics business, providing patients around the globe with increased access to affordable, high-quality medicines. Allergan is an industry leader in research and development, with one of the broadest development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry and a leading position in the submission of generic product applications globally.
With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.
For more information, visit Allergan's website at www.allergan.com.
Perrigo Company plc is a top five global over-the-counter ("OTC") consumer goods and leading specialty pharmaceutical company, offering patients and customers high- quality products at affordable prices. From the Company's beginning in 1887 as a packager of home remedies, it 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, and it receives royalties from sales of the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri®. The Company 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 and China. Visit Perrigo online at (http://www.perrigo.com).
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