Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization and Business

Organization and Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
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 manufacturing and marketing company with deep experience with OTC consumer healthcare products and dietary supplements. We are engaged in the research, development, manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of OTC consumer healthcare products and dietary supplements in the United States. This includes the development and marketing of dietary supplements under the TK Supplements® brand.


Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmaloz Manufacturing, Inc. (“PMI”), is a full service contract manufacturer and private label developer of a broad range of non-GMO, organic and natural-based cough drops and lozenges and OTC drug and dietary supplement products.


In addition, we 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 2019” shall mean the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 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.


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 the 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 Fiscal 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.


For Fiscal 2019 and 2018, we incurred costs of $40,000 and $170,000, respectively, which was recorded as a loss on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes.


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 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 also produce OTC healthcare and dietary supplement products for other third-party customers in addition to performing operational tasks such as warehousing and shipping.


We are also engaged in development and distribution of a product line of OTC dietary supplements 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 are currently in distribution in a national chain drug retailers and several regional retailers.