Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that it has launched clobetasol emulsion propionate foam, 0.05%, the generic equivalent of Olux® -E Foam, 0.05%. Perrigo will commence shipment of the product immediately. As Perrigo was the first generic filer against this product, it has 180 days of generic exclusivity. The launch date was agreed upon in a 2012 litigation settlement between Perrigo and GlaxoSmithKline.
Clobetasol emulsion propionate foam, 0.05% is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dermatosis of the scalp. Generic annual sales were approximately $38 million, as measured by Symphony Health Solutions.
Perrigo's Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "This is the second product launched since the acquisition of Cobrek and it's another example of our Rx team's commitment to launching difficult to manufacture products. We are excited to market this product and are dedicated to making quality healthcare more affordable."