ALLEGAN, Mich., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) today announced the appointment of Keith Webber as Head of Regulatory Review, effective October 21, 2013. This new role will have responsibility for advancing the approval of all of Perrigo's Consumer Healthcare (CHC) and Prescription Pharmaceutical (Rx) regulatory applications pending with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), providing guidance on scientific and regulatory strategy for new CHC and Rx pipeline products under development, and continuously advancing the quality of new regulatory applications.
Perrigo's Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "I am excited to welcome Keith to the Perrigo family. He brings to us a wealth of strategic, scientific and regulatory experience from his years working with the FDA. Keith will work closely with regulatory leadership to support new product selection and develop strategies and processes to achieve high quality applications and timely approvals, enabling us to bring quality, affordable products to the market."
Prior to accepting the Perrigo position, Keith served as Acting Director of the Office of the FDA's Pharmaceutical Science in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), which regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. Prior to that, he served as Director of Office of Generic Drug (OGD), where he directed FDA regulation of generic pharmaceuticals including, legal, chemistry, bioequivalence, microbiology, clinical and labeling. He also served in several leadership roles within the FDA responsible for regulating pharmaceutical quality, biopharmaceutical drug development and monoclonal antibody-related biopharmaceuticals research and review. Keith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Denver and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Michigan.
From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Allegan, Michigan-based Perrigo Company has grown to become a leading global provider of quality, affordable healthcare products. Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, animal health, dietary supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. The company's primary markets and locations of logistics operations have evolved over the years to include the United States, Israel, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, China and Australia. Visit Perrigo on the Internet at www.perrigo.com.
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