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Organization and Business

Organization and Business
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
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 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 manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a diversified range of health care and cold remedy products that are offered to the general public. We are also engaged in the research and development of potential over-the-counter (“OTC”) drug and natural base health products including supplements, personal care and cosmeceutical products. On August 23, 2017, the Company formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary, ProPhase Digital Media, Inc. (a Delaware corporation), which will be responsible for marketing the dietary TK Supplements® product line, but could also market other companies’ products as well.


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, proven in clinical studies to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms of the common cold. 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. Each of the Cold-EEZE® QuickMelts® and Gummies products are based on a proprietary zinc gluconate formulation in combination with certain (i) immune system support, (ii) energy, (iii) sleep and relaxation, and/or (iv) cold and flu symptom relieving active ingredients.


On January 6, 2017, we signed an asset purchase agreement (as amended, the “Asset Purchase Agreement”), by and among the Company, Meda Consumer Healthcare Inc. (“MCH”) and Mylan Inc. (together with MCH, “Mylan”), for the sale of assets by us to Mylan (see Note 4). The sale of assets (i) was subject to stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions and (ii) consisted principally of the sale of our intellectual property rights and other assets relating to our Cold-EEZE® brand and product line (collectively, referred to herein as the “Cold-EEZE® Business”) to Mylan, including all current and pipeline over-the-counter allergy, cold, flu, multi-symptom relief and immune support treatments for adults and children to the extent each is, or is intended to be, branded “Cold-EEZE®”, and all private label versions thereof, including all formulations and derivatives thereof as set forth in the Asset Purchase Agreement.


A special meeting of our stockholders was held on March 29, 2017 (the “Special Meeting”). At the Special Meeting, our stockholders approved the sale of assets and the transactions contemplated by the Asset Purchase Agreement. Effective March 29, 2017, we completed the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business to Mylan. As a consequence of the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, we have classified as discontinued operations (i) the gain from the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business, (ii) all income and expenses attributable to the Cold-EEZE® Business and (iii) the income tax expense attributed to the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business (see Notes 4 and 7). Excluded from the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business were our accounts receivable and inventory, and we 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 drug and dietary supplement lozenges and other 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 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 of three men’s health products: (i) Legendz XL® for sexual health, (ii) Triple Edge XL®, a daily 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 of Legendz XL®, we received initial product acceptance and shipped into a national chain drug retailer and to several regional retailers during the Fiscal 2017.


For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, our revenues from continuing operations have come principally from our OTC health care products.


We use a December 31 year-end for financial reporting purposes. References herein to “Fiscal 2017” shall mean the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 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 unless the context otherwise requires.