Despite ‘Almost Nonexistent’ Cough/Cold Season, Perrigo's 2020 Consumer Health Sales Grow 6%
Perrigo is latest consumer health firm to note substantially slower flu rates slammed OTC drug sales during 2020 fourth quarter. Its total cough/cold product sales for the year were off $63m on decreases of $34m in the Americas and $29m in its international markets.
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