Perrigo hands out hand sanitizer

Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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A leader in the private brand space, Perrigo has begun to donate a minimum of 500,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to local hospitals and first responders facing shortages of sanitizer, a crucial product when battling the spread of COVID-19.

The bottles will be manufactured in its New York plant and donated over the next few months to hospitals in Michigan, and areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, based on areas recommended by the “Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.” Michigan State Police also will be receiving hand sanitizer donations.

“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,” said Murray Kessler, president of Perrigo. “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.”