Herron. Loved by Australians since 1982.

Brand History

Brand History

HERRON Pharmaceuticals was originally developed from HERRON Industries formed by Euan and Kaye Murdoch in 1972. With their own Goanna range of oils and rubs, which Mr Murdoch purchased from the Marconi family in 1982, the new company was an instant success.

Herron is now owned by Perrigo Australia and retains its place in the hearts of Aussies. What sticks in the minds of many Australian’s, is Herron’s iconic association throughout the 1990s with Hazel Hawke, the widely respected wife of Prime Minister Bob Hawke from 1983 to 1991.

The first product in the Herron range was Herron Gold paracetamol, an Australian made-and-owned alternative to other branded paracetamols. In 2004 the Herron stable was joined by Herron Blue Ibuprofen and the brand established itself as the leading domestic player in analgesics.

Brand History

Perrigo Company plc

Perrigo Company plc, a top five global over-the-counter (OTC) consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, offers consumers and customers high quality products at affordable prices. From its beginnings in 1887 as a packager of generic home remedies, Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of OTC products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market.

Perrigo provides “Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®” across a wide variety of product categories and geographies primarily in North America, Europe, and Australia, as well as other key markets including Israel and China.

Herron: The Easy Choice

Keeping Australians healthy, happy and living life to the fullest is what we’re all about, we’ve been doing that since 1982. But when you feel less than perfect, finding the right pain relief isn’t always easy with so many different products to choose from. That’s why Herron’s got you covered providing a simple solution for pain from one trusted brand. It’s the only brand that offers Herron Gold Paracetamol for ‘Everyday Pain’ AND Herron Blue Ibuprofen for ‘Pain + Inflammation’.

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