WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                               September 27, 2005

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

   MICHIGAN                           0-19725                     38-2799573 
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(State of other                     (Commission                 (IRS Employer
Jurisdiction of                     File Number)             Identification No.)

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

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (269) 673-8451

                                 Not Applicable
             (Former name or address, if changed since last report)

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ITEM 8.01.        OTHER EVENTS

Product Recall

The Company has initiated a voluntary retail-level recall of all affected lots
of mesalamine rectal suspension, USP 4 g/60 ml., an anti-inflammatory agent used
to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, following reports of leakage 
related to the bottle closure cap. The recall is not safety related and there 
have been no reports of injury or illness related to the leakage of this 

The cost of this recall, which includes the write-off of the Company's on-hand
inventories and the cost of returns and disposal, is approximated at $2.7
million, or $0.02 per share for the fiscal first quarter 2006 ending September
24, 2005. This expense was considered in the financial guidance for fiscal year
2006 which the Company has previously provided.

Certain statements in this 8-K are forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are
subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future
events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual
results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its
industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any
forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be
identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should,"
"expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict,"
"potential" or other comparable terminology. Please see the "Cautionary Note
Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" on pages 33 - 41 of the Company's Form
10-K for the year ended June 25, 2005 for a discussion of certain important
factors that relate to forward-looking statements contained in this 8-K.
Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these
forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
expectations will prove to be correct. Unless otherwise required by applicable
securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.


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: September 27, 2005                            Douglas R. Schrank
                                                 Executive Vice President and
                                                  Chief Financial Officer
                                                  (Principal Accounting and 
                                                  Financial Officer)