DUBLIN, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced it has launched hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide oral solution. Hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide oral solution was formerly marketed under the trade name Hycodan® by Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide oral solution is indicated for the symptomatic relief of cough in adults and children 6 years of age and older. Annual market sales for the 12 months ending April 2017 were approximately $15 million.
Perrigo CEO John T. Hendrickson stated, "This launch is another example of Perrigo's ongoing commitment to developing quality, high value alternatives in the cough and cold treatment category. As we continue to deliver on our mission of providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®, the Rx team expects to launch two more products by the end of this month and more than five products by the end of the calendar year."
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 the world's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter ("OTC") healthcare products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. The Company also is a leading provider of branded OTC products throughout Europe and the U.S., 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 (http://www.perrigo.com).
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