AMERICAN firm Perrigo, which owns a pharmaceutical factory at Braunton, has acquired Galpharm Healthcare of Barnsley, Yorkshire, the UK's leading supplier of over-the-counter medicines and healthcare products for the retail own-label market. Together with

AMERICAN firm Perrigo, which owns a pharmaceutical factory at Braunton, has acquired Galpharm Healthcare of Barnsley, Yorkshire, the UK's leading supplier of over-the-counter medicines and healthcare products for the retail own-label market.Together with another factory in Derbyshire, the newly combined group will make Perrigo the UK's largest manufacturer and supplier of over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, minerals and supplements and herbal remedies sold by supermarkets, drugs stores and pharmacies under their own label and under the Galpharm and Paramed brand names.A spokesman said no immediate operational changes were being made as a result of the acquisition.