Drug maker Perrigo to buy Omega in mutibillion dollar deal

The Irish drug maker Perrigo said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire Omega Pharma, one of the largest providers of over-the-counter health care products in Europe, for about $4.5 billion, including the assumption of debt. The deal is expected to expand Perrigo’s international presence and give it a larger position in the European over-the-counter health care sector. Omega produces about 2,000 products across a variety of categories, including cold and cough medicine, skin care and weight management products.

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