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Perrigo Announces Launch of the Generic Version of Nasacort® AQ

ALLEGAN, Mich., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that its partner Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) (previously Barr Laboratories Inc.) has begun shipping Triamcinolone Acetonide Nasal Spray. Perrigo's partner Teva was the first applicant to file a complete ANDA with a Paragraph IV certification for Nasacort AQ and will be launching the product with 180 days of generic exclusivity. The Hatch Waxman litigation between Teva and Sanofi was settled in 2008. The product was developed and will be manufactured at Perrigo. Perrigo will share in the costs and benefits in Teva's marketing of the products under the agreement

The product is the AB-rated equivalent to Sanofi's Nasacort® AQ, indicated for the treatment of the nasal symptoms of seasonal and year round allergies in adults and children six years of age and older. Sales for the brand were approximately $226 million, according to Wolters Kluwer data for the twelve months ending May 2011.

Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa concluded, "The launch of triamcinolone nasal spray is a terrific example of Perrigo's strategic focus on developing challenging products in the extended topical categories. It further demonstrates our strategy to deliver quality affordable healthcare for generic prescriptions and over the counter products."

Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes OTC and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic products. The Company is the world's largest store brand manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products and infant formulas. The Company's primary markets and locations of manufacturing and logistics operations are the United States, Israel, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Australia. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (  

Note: Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or other comparable terminology. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections.  While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These and other important factors, including those discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended June 26, 2010, as well as the Company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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