DUBLIN, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) nowadays announced that it became the first to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for over-the-counter (“OTC”) diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%.

On February 14, 2020, the FDA licensed Voltaren® Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1%) for nonprescription or OTC, use thru its prescription (Rx)-to-OTC transfer process.



The product will be advertised under retailer’s store emblem labels and will provide buyers with a high-quality, charge alternative to GSK’s Voltaren® Arthritis Pain, which is indicated for the transient relief of arthritis pain. Branded and typical prescription revenue for the twelve months finishing February 2020 were $250M according to IQVIA™ as this is a emblem-new OTC product which Perrigo expects to release later this year. 

Perrigo President and CEO Murray S.

Kessler commented, “This product approval and upcoming liberate demonstrates the power and versatility of Perrigo’s OTC self-care platform. The awesome abilities confirmed by our regulatory affairs team become evidenced through their staggering execution and listing time in filing our submission and at last receiving approval. Our capability to successfully drive Rx-to-OTC switches differentiates Perrigo in the marketplace place and is a best instance of the Perrigo Advantage.”

About Perrigo 

Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) is dedicated to making lives higher by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products™” that patrons believe everywhere they are sold. The Company is a most smartly commonplace service of over the counter health and wellbeing solutions that increase personal health and wellbeing by empowering patrons to proactively stay away from or treat stipulations that can be self-managed. Visit Perrigo online at http://www.perrigo.com.   

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