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Organization and Business

Organization and Business
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Business

Note 1 – Organization and Business


ProPhase Labs, Inc. (“we”, “us” or the “Company”) was initially organized as a corporation in Nevada in July 1989. Effective June 18, 2015, we changed our state of incorporation from the State of Nevada to the State of Delaware. We are a vertically integrated and diversified branding, marketing and technology company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of over-the-counter (“OTC”) consumer healthcare products, dietary supplements and other remedies in the United States. This includes the development and marketing of dietary supplements under the TK Supplements® brand.


In August 2017, we formed ProPhase Digital Media, Inc. (“PDM”), a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary. Our objective is for PDM to become an independent full-service direct marketing agency. PDM’s first initiative will be to market the TK Supplements® product line. If successful, this may lead to the marketing of other companies’ consumer products.


In addition, we also continue to actively pursue acquisition opportunities for other companies, technologies and products within and outside the consumer products industry.


We use a December 31 year-end for financial reporting purposes. References herein to “Fiscal 2018” shall mean the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 and references to other “Fiscal” years shall mean the year, which ended on December 31 of the year indicated. The term “we”, “us” or the “Company” as used herein also refer, where appropriate, to the Company, together with its subsidiaries and consolidated variable interest entities unless the context otherwise requires.


Discontinued Operations


Prior to March 29, 2017, our flagship OTC drug brand was Cold-EEZE® and our principal product was Cold-EEZE® cold remedy zinc gluconate lozenges. In addition to Cold-EEZE® cold remedy lozenges, we also marketed and distributed non-lozenge forms of our proprietary zinc gluconate formulation, (i) Cold-EEZE® cold remedy QuickMelts®, (ii) Cold-EEZE® Gummies and (iii) Cold-EEZE® cold remedy oral spray.


Effective March 29, 2017, we sold our intellectual property rights and other assets related to our Cold-EEZE® brand and product line, including all then current and pipeline over-the-counter allergy, cold, flu, multi-symptom relief and immune support treatments for adults and children to the extent each was, or was intended to be, branded “Cold-EEZE®”, including all formulations and derivatives thereof (collectively referred to as the “Cold-EEZE® Business”) to Mylan Consumer Healthcare Inc. (formerly known as Meda Consumer Healthcare Inc.) (“MCH”) and Mylan Inc. (together with MCH, “Mylan”). As a result of the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, we have classified as discontinued operations (i) all income and expenses attributable to the Cold-EEZE® Business, (ii) the gain from the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business, and (iii) the income tax expense attributed to the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business. Excluded from the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business were our accounts receivable and inventory. We have also retained all liabilities associated with our Cold-EEZE® Business operations arising prior to March 29, 2017.


Continuing Operations


We continue to own and operate our manufacturing facility and manufacturing business in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and our headquarters in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. As part of the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business, we entered into a manufacturing agreement (see Note 8) with Mylan and our wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmaloz Manufacturing, Inc. (“PMI”), to supply various Cold-EEZE® lozenge products to Mylan. In addition to the production services we provide to Mylan under the manufacturing agreement, we produce OTC healthcare and dietary supplement products for other third-party customers in addition to performing operational tasks such as warehousing, customer order processing and shipping.


We are also pursuing a series of new product development and pre-commercialization and market testing initiatives in the OTC dietary supplement category. Initial OTC dietary supplement product development activities were completed in the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2015 under the brand name of TK Supplements®. The TK Supplements® product line comprises three men’s health products: (i) Legendz XL® for sexual health, (ii) Triple Edge XL®, an energy booster plus testosterone support, and (iii) Super ProstaFlow PlusTM for prostate and urinary health. In addition to developing direct-to-consumer (“Direct Response”) marketing strategies for Legendz XL®, we received initial product acceptance and shipped into a national chain drug retailer and to several regional retailers during Fiscal 2017.