Perrigo Supports Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Savings Claims, Not Equivalence To Enfamil Brand
Perrigo can continue claiming its store brand hypoallergenic infant formula saves customers more than 20% compared to leading name brands while providing similar nutrition to leading brands. But meeting AAP standard doesn’t measure up as equivalent to brands, industry self-regulation group says.
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