DUBLIN, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) and its partner, Catalent, announced today that they have settled their first to file Hatch Waxman litigation with Teva with respect to a generic version of Proair® HFA. Pursuant to the settlement, Perrigo has a limited quantity license to launch a generic version of Proair® HFA starting on December 19, 2016 (or earlier in certain circumstances) and an unlimited quantity license beginning after June 30, 2018.
Proair® HFA indicated in patients 4 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Brand sales were approximately $1.4 billion over the last 52-weeks according to Symphony Health Solutions.
Perrigo's Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "This product was the result of the continued hard work and dedication of our Perrigo Rx team. This agreement is another example of Perrigo's investment and commitment to making quality healthcare more affordable for consumers."
From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Perrigo Company plc, headquartered in Ireland, has grown to become a leading global healthcare supplier. Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, nutritional products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and receives royalties from Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri®. The Company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC healthcare products for the store brand market and an industry leader in pharmaceutical technologies. Perrigo's mission is to offer uncompromised "Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®" and it does so across a wide variety of product categories primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and Australia, as well as more than 40 other key markets worldwide, including Canada, China and Latin America. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com).
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