Allegan, Michigan and Bronx, New York – April 14, 2020 – Perrigo Company plc is responding to the urgent needs of hospital, medical and first responder personnel who are running dangerously low on medical supplies. Over the next few months, the Company will donate at least 500,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to local hospitals and first responders facing urgent shortages of this essential product.
Once Perrigo learned about the shortage, the Company’s team quickly mobilized to formulate, produce and ship hand sanitizer within only a few weeks’ time. Perrigo is manufacturing the hand sanitizer at its New York facility and the product is being delivered to hospitals and healthcare providers in West Michigan, including Allegan General Hospital and Spectrum Health Hospitals, and the greater New York City area (New York/New Jersey/Connecticut) through the ‘Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City,’ which determines the agencies most in need of the product. The Michigan State Police will also receive hand sanitizer donations to aid first responders in their work with the general public.
Perrigo President and CEO Murray S. Kessler says, “As a leading global provider of self-care products, we have a special responsibility to do everything in our power to assist those in need. Given our close ties in the communities where we work and live, we were made aware of the shortage and critical need for hand sanitizers in local area hospitals. Our team in New York sprang into action and were able to develop a formula, get it into production and ready initial shipments to hospitals within an extraordinarily compressed timeframe. I am extremely proud of our front-line manufacturing employees, who have been working around the clock to support consumers, patients and hospitals at this imperative time.”
Additional batches of hand sanitizer will also be provided to Perrigo essential employees in the U.S.
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About Perrigo Company plc
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) is dedicated to making lives better by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products™” that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. The Company is a leading provider of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Visit Perrigo online at www.perrigo.com.
Sarah Barwacz, Public Relations Manager, 616.215.3309, Sarah.Barwacz@perrigo.com