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Perrigo Sponsors Infant Nutrition Educational Initiative

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ALLEGAN (WWJ) – The health and beauty products maker Perrigo Co. (NYSE: PRGO) announced that its infant formula division, Perrigo Nutritionals, is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics to increase educational awareness around infant nutrition, health, and feeding options.

The relationship between the two organizations includes Perrigo’s sponsorship of AAP’s online educational resource, http://www.HealthyChildren.org. The website offers pediatrician-approved health information and advice for parents and caregivers, along with interactive tools and personalized content.

“Today’s parents and caregivers are faced with confusing health information, and nowhere is this truer than in the areas of infant nutrition and infant feeding options,” said Perrigo chairman, president and CEO Joseph C. Papa. “Reports have surfaced of caregivers diluting infant formula to save money. This poses a public health risk … Our aim is to work with the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide accurate health and nutrition information on breastfeeding and formula feeding so that parents can improve the health of their families. Perrigo remains committed to providing quality products at affordable prices for consumers around the globe.”

The AAP has approximately 60,000 members worldwide. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 45,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Perrigo Nutritionals produces store brand infant formulas in plants in Vermont and Ohio. The company’s FDA-inspected, ISO 9001:2008-certified facilities have been producing formulas for more than 30 years in strict compliance with good manufacturing practices. For more information, visit Perrigo infant formula websites at http://www.perrigonutritionals.com and http://www.storebrandformula.com.

From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Allegan-based Perrigo has grown to become a global manufacturer and distributor of over-the-counter and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, animal health, dietary supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients. 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 include the United States, Israel, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, China and Australia.

More at http://www.perrigo.com.

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