WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                                February 1, 2002

                                 PERRIGO COMPANY
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

   MICHIGAN                   0-19725                        38-2799573
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(State of other             (Commission                  (I.R.S. Employer
Jurisdiction of             File Number)                  Identification
Incorporation)                                            Number)

515 Eastern Avenue, Allegan, Michigan                           49010
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(Address of principal executive offices)                      (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(616) 673-8451

ITEM 5.  Other Events

The Perrigo Company announced that it has entered into settlement agreements
with certain defendants of a civil antitrust lawsuit. The terms of
the settlements resulted in aggregate payments to the Company of $7.8 million,
net of attorney fees and expenses.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2002, the Company will recognize a pre-tax gain
of $7.8 million. The effect on net income and earnings per share will be
approximately $5.0 million and $.07, respectively. The payments will be reported
in the consolidated statement of income as unusual litigation income.

The case with the remaining defendants is proceeding to discovery and trial. The
Company can make no prediction regarding the outcome of this litigation.


Pursuant to the requirement of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                            PERRIGO COMPANY

                                            By:  /s/Douglas R. Schrank
Dated: February 1, 2002                          Douglas R. Schrank
                                                 Executive Vice President and
                                                 Chief Financial Officer