Perrigo (PRGO) Enters Licensing Agreement with Highland Pharma for Tarex Technology

September 27, 2016 8:19 AM EDT

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Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Highland Pharmaceuticals, LLC for its Tarex methamphetamine ("meth") blocking technology and the distribution rights of Zephrex-D (pseudoephedrine HCI 30 mg). Zephrex-D® was developed using the Tarex technology and has been proven to be more than 98% effective at blocking one of the more common domestic methods of illegal meth production.

This agreement is part of Perrigo's ongoing efforts in the fight against meth drug abuse. Perrigo plans to integrate the Tarex® technology into certain of its store brand and retailer own label pseudoephedrine HCI products in the future and will immediately begin distribution of Zephrex D® to its retail customers.

Perrigo's Executive Vice President & President, Consumer Healthcare - Americas, Jeff Needham commented that, "Across the country, illegal methamphetamine use continues to be a significant issue. Our investment in Tarex® technology is another example of Perrigo's commitment to help protect and promote healthier communities. We are committed to leveraging the Tarex® technology to extend our line of meth-resistant pseudoephedrine products in the future."

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