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Perrigo Announces Approval for Over-the-Counter Children's Cetirizine Oral Solution
Date:4/14/2008

ALLEGAN, Mich., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market over-the-counter (OTC) Children's Cetirizine Hydrochloride Oral Solution (Allergy) and Children's Cetirizine Hydrochloride Oral Solution (Hives-Relief), 1mg/mL.

The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is comparable to McNeil Consumer Healthcare's Children's Zyrtec(R) Oral Solution, 1mg/mL, indicated for indoor and outdoor allergy and hives relief. According to Wolters Kluwer data, brand sales for the original prescription strength version of the product for the last 12 months ending December 2007 were approximately $80 million.

Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "This approval reflects our strategy to be first to market with the important products that make quality healthcare more affordable for our customers."

The Company expects to begin shipping the product immediately.

Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. 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 manufacturing facilities are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com).

Note: Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of th
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