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Perrigo Company has unveiled a partnership between its infant formula division, Perrigo Nutritionals, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to increase educational awareness around infant nutrition, health and feeding options.
The partnership includes Perrigo's sponsorship of AAP's educational resource, HealthyChildren.org, which offers pediatrician-approved health information and advice for parents and caregivers, along with interactive tools and personalized content.
"Today's parents and caregivers are faced with confusing health information, and nowhere is this truer than in the areas of infant nutrition and infant feeding options,” said Joseph C. Papa, Michigan-based Perrigo's chairman, president and CEO. “Reports have surfaced of caregivers diluting infant formula to save money. This poses a public health risk because it reduces the amount of nutrients an infant requires.”
“Our aim is to work with the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide accurate health and nutrition information on breastfeeding and formula feeding so that parents can improve the health of their families,” Papa added. “Perrigo remains committed to providing quality products at affordable prices for consumers around the globe."
The AAP and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 60,000 members, including pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the store brand market, Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes OTC and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, animal health, dietary supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).